Is there a French equivalent of 'right' being used to confirm a fact that the speaker thinks is true, as in 'You are from France right?' or 'He is your best friend right?

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In a question, you might use various expressions including :

Vous êtes français, c'est bien ça ?

Vous êtes français, c'est ça ?

Vous êtes français, on est bien d'accord ? (not whatever the context)

Vous êtes français, c'est exact ?

Vous êtes français, oui ?

Vous êtes français, n'est-ce pas ? (formal)

Vous êtes bien français ?

I think the latter would be my preferred choice.

What you would not use is en effet, effectivement because they are only use to acknowledge something already known to be true, i.e. in a reply:

Oui, en effet.

Oui, effectivement.

Other phrases used in the question might also be used in its reply:

Oui, c'est bien ça.

Oui, c'est ça.

Oui, c'est exact.

Oui, je suis bien français.

  • Can you give an example of a situation where en effet/ effectivement is used? Commented Jan 15, 2021 at 16:53
  • They can be used in the reply. Answer updated.
    – jlliagre
    Commented Jan 15, 2021 at 17:08

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