How to use Où in French = Where and When [+10 Examples & Quiz]

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn how to use où in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to use où in French
  • how où is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to use où in French
  • how to practice with flashcards on où in French
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French

Please refer to the French B1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French B1.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to use où in French!

Table of Contents

Où in French = Where

” in French can be used to mean “where”.

  • où = where

Le parc le chien m’a mordu est là-bas.

The park where the dog bit me is over there.

La bibliothèque j’étudie.

The library where I study.

L’école le scandale a eu lieu est toujours ouverte.

The school where the scandal took place is still open.

Où in French = When

” in French can also be used to mean “when”, “that”, or “in which”.

  • où = when / that / in which

Le jour la nation du feu a attaqué.

The day when/that the fire nation attacked.

C’est l’année j’ai déménagé.

That’s the year when/that I moved out.

Elle est arrivée le jour il est parti.

She arrived the day that he left.

Please note that in all of these sentences, some kind of time frame has been mentioned (and underlined).

This makes it easier to understand when où means “when”, “that”, or “in which”.

Où in Questions

When “” is used in question, it wil always mean “where?”.

vas-tu ?

Where are you going?

êtes-vous ?

Where are you?

When “quand” is used in questions, it will always mean “when?”.

Quand partons-nous?

When will we leave?

Quand reviendras-tu ?

When will you come back?

Example Sentences for Où in French

The final section of this lesson on où in French is about seeing the relative pronouns in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on où in French through examples.

Here you can find the sentences of the previous chapters, neatly stored in one place.

Le parc le chien m’a mordu est là-bas.

The park where the dog bit me is over there.

La bibliothèque j’étudie.

The library where I study.

L’école le scandale a eu lieu est toujours ouverte.

The school where the scandal took place is still open.

Le jour la nation du feu a attaqué.

The day when/that the fire nation attacked.

C’est l’année j’ai déménagé.

That’s the year when/that I moved out.

Elle est arrivée le jour il est parti.

She arrived the day that he left.

vas-tu ?

Where are you going?

êtes-vous ?

Where are you?

Quand partons-nous?

When will we leave?

Quand reviendras-tu ?

When will you come back?

Quiz Yourself on Où 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.

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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