How to say Someone in French [Explanation + 9 Examples]

How to say The Other One in French

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to say someone in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say someone in French
  • how to say someone else in French
  • how someone and someone else are used in French sentences
  • how to quiz yourself on how to say someone in French
  • how to practice with flashcards for how to say someone in French
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French

Please refer to the French A2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in A2 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to say someone in French!

Table of Contents

How to say Someone in French

Someone in French is quelqu’un

Please have a look at the following sentences, to see how to say “someone” in French:

Je pense que quelqu’un m’a appelé.

I think that someone has called me.

J’ai entendu quelqu’un appeler votre nom.

I heard someone call your name.

Quelqu’un m’a envoyé une lettre.

Someone has sent me a letter.

You can also use quelqu’un in questions.

In a question, quelqu’un will mean “someone/anyone”.

Est-ce que quelqu’un a vu mes enfants ?

Has someone/anyone seen my children?

Est-ce que quelqu’un a vu mon téléphone ?

Has someone/anyone seen my phone?

Est-ce que quelqu’un connaît la réponse ?

Does someone/anyone know the answer?

In case you need a reminder, please read the lesson on how to ask a question in French.

How to say Someone Else in French

Someone else in French is quelqu’un d’autre.

Please have a look at some examples with this phrase:

Est-ce que quelqu’un d’autre peut le faire pour moi ?

Can someone else do it for me?

Elle l’a pris pour quelqu’un d’autre.

She mistook him for someone else.

C’est le problème de quelqu’un d’autre.

That’s someone else’s problem.

If you are wondering what le and l’ refer to in the first two sentences, then please read up on direct object pronouns.

Sentences Overview of How to say Someone in French

The final section of this lesson on how to say someone in French is about seeing the pronouns in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to someone in French through examples.

Here you can find all of the sentences of the previous chapter, neatly organised in one place.

Je pense que quelqu’un m’a appelé.

I think that someone has called me.

J’ai entendu quelqu’un appeler votre nom.

I heard someone call your name.

Quelqu’un m’a envoyé une lettre.

Someone has sent me a letter.

Est-ce que quelqu’un a vu mes enfants ?

Has someone/anyone seen my children?

Est-ce que quelqu’un a vu mon téléphone ?

Has someone/anyone seen my phone?

Est-ce que quelqu’un connaît la réponse ?

Does someone/anyone know the answer?

Est-ce que quelqu’un d’autre peut le faire pour moi ?

Can someone else do it for me?

Elle l’a pris pour quelqu’un d’autre.

She mistook him for someone else.

C’est le problème de quelqu’un d’autre.

That’s someone else’s problem.

Quiz Yourself on How to say Someone in French

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

It is up to you to give the correct answer.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want.

How to Practice With Flashcards for This Lesson

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