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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute French Season 1, Lesson 13 - Who is it? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask who it is in French.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to ask 'Who is it?' in French.
Yasmine: [Normal] C'est qui?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'it'
Yasmine: [Normal] C' [Slow] C'
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Yasmine: [Normal] est [Slow] est
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'who'
Yasmine: [Normal] qui [Slow] qui
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Who is it?'
Yasmine: [Slow] C'est qui? [Normal] C'est qui?
Becky: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the formal way to ask, 'Who is that?'
Yasmine: [Normal] Qui est-ce?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'who'
Yasmine: [Normal] Qui [Slow] Qui
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Yasmine: [Normal] est [Slow] est
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'that'
Yasmine: [Normal] ce [Slow] ce
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning 'Who is that?'
Yasmine: [Slow] Qui est-ce? [Normal] Qui est-ce?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'It's me.'
Yasmine: [Normal] C'est moi.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'It'
Yasmine: [Normal] C' [Slow] C'
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Yasmine: [Normal] est [Slow] est
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'me'
Yasmine: [Normal] moi [Slow] moi
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'It's me.'
Yasmine: [Slow] C'est moi. [Normal] C'est moi.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'That is my friend.'
Yasmine: [Normal] C'est mon ami.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'that'
Yasmine: [Normal] C' [Slow] C'
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Yasmine: [Normal] est [Slow] est
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'my'
Yasmine: [Normal] mon [Slow] mon
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'friend'
Yasmine: [Normal] ami [Slow] ami
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'That is my friend.'
Yasmine: [Slow] C'est mon ami. [Normal] C'est mon ami.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Yasmine: If someone that you didn't expect is knocking at your door in France, the common question you can ask is Qui est-ce? before opening the door. This literally means "Who is it?" in a really polite way.

Outro

Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!

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Who is next to you or near you right now?

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