À qui and Auquel [Auquel/À laquelle/Auxquels/Auxquelles] = to whom, what, which

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn about à qui and auquel.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to use à qui and auquel
  • how the terms are used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to use à qui and auquel
  • how you can download the Anki files for how to use à qui and auquel

Please refer to the French B2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French B2.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to use à qui and auquel

Table of Contents

Overview of Auquel

MasculineFeminine
Singularauquelà laquelle
Pluralauxquelsauxquelles

How to use À qui and Auquel

If you want to say “to whom”, “what”, or “which” in French, then you will use:

auquel/à laquelle/auxquels/auxquelles = to whom / what / which

Je lui ai donné un avertissement, auquel il n’a pas prêté attention.

I gave him a warning, to which he paid no attention.

La page à laquelle il se réfère n’existe plus.

The page to which he is referring no longer exists.

La vitesse à laquelle on oublie est tout simplement incroyable.

The speed with which we forget is simply incredible.

You can also also use à qui (about whom / to whom).

à qui = about whom / to whom

However, a qui only applies to living things.

La personne à laquelle j’ai posé la question connaissait la réponse.

The person whom I asked the question knew the answer.

La personne à qui j’ai posé la question connaissait la réponse.

The person whom I asked the question knew the answer.

Mes parents, auxquels je parle rarement, s’inquiètent pour moi.

My parents, to whom I talk rarely, are worried about me.

Mes parents, à qui je parle rarement, s’inquiètent pour moi.

My parents, to whom I talk rarely, are worried about me.

Mes sœurs, auxquelles vous avez parlé, vous aiment beaucoup.

My sisters, to whom you spoke, like you a lot.

Mes sœurs, à qui vous avez parlé, vous aiment beaucoup.

My sisters, to whom you spoke, like you a lot.

Example Sentences on How to use À qui and Auquel

The final section of this lesson on how to use à qui and auquel is about seeing the terms in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of à qui and auquel through examples.

Je lui ai donné un avertissement, auquel il n’a pas prêté attention.

I gave him a warning, to which he paid no attention.

La page à laquelle il se réfère n’existe plus.

The page to which he is referring no longer exists.

La vitesse à laquelle on oublie est tout simplement incroyable.

The speed with which we forget is simply incredible.

La personne à laquelle j’ai posé la question connaissait la réponse.

The person whom I asked the question knew the answer.

La personne à qui j’ai posé la question connaissait la réponse.

The person whom I asked the question knew the answer.

Mes parents, auxquels je parle rarement, s’inquiètent pour moi.

My parents, to whom I talk rarely, are worried about me.

Mes parents, à qui je parle rarement, s’inquiètent pour moi.

My parents, to whom I talk rarely, are worried about me.

Mes sœurs, auxquelles vous avez parlé, vous aiment beaucoup.

My sisters, to whom you spoke, like you a lot.

Mes sœurs, à qui vous avez parlé, vous aiment beaucoup.

My sisters, to whom you spoke, like you a lot.

Test Your Knowledge on How to use À qui and Auquel

It’s not enough just to read the lesson on this subject.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

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

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

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 test as many times as you want. There’s no limit to it!

Anki File for How to use À qui and Auquel

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French B2 you can practice every French B2 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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