How to say Everything That and All in French = Tout ce qui/ Tout ce que

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn about how to say everything that and all in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say everything that/all in French
  • how tout ce que/tout ce qui are used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to say everything that/all in French
  • how you can download the Anki files for how to say everything that/all in French

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 say everything that/all in French!

Table of Contents

Introduction

You have already learnt how to say “everything/all of them”, in the lesson on tous/tout/toute/toutes.

In this French lesson, you will learn that there are two ways to say “everything that/all”.

The two ways are:

  • tout ce que
  • tout ce qui

They both mean the same, both are used in different contexts.

Everything that/All in French = Tout ce que

You can say “everything that/all” in French by using the following construction:

  • everything that/all = tout ce que

You will use tout ce que when que is followed by a subject pronoun (je/tu/il/elle/on/nous/vous/ils/elles) or a noun (humans/plants/animals/things).

C’est tout ce que je sais.

That’s all I know.

Je ferai tout ce que je peux.

I will do everything (that) I can.

I will do my best.

J’ai perdu tout ce que j’avais.

I lost everything (that) I had.

C’est tout ce que je voulais.

That’s all I wanted.

Louis croit tout ce qu’Anna lui dit.

Louis believes everything Anna tells him.

You can see that in certain English sentences it is possible to omit “that”.

In French this is impossible, you have to use “que“.

Please note that que becomes qu’ when in front of a vowel or mute h.

Everything that/All in French = Tout ce qui

You can say “everything that/all” in French by using the following construction:

  • everything that/all = tout ce qui

You will use tout ce qui when qui is followed by a verb or a reflexive pronoun (me/m’/te/t’/se/s’/nous/vous/se).

Thomas drague tout ce qui bouge.

Thomas hits on everything that moves.

C’est tout ce qui compte.

It’s all that matters.

C’est tout ce qui me reste.

That’s all I have left.

Tout ce qui brille n’est pas or.

All that glitters is not gold.

In English, it is possible to omit “that”.

In French this is impossible, you have to use “qui“.

Please note that qui does NOT contract into qu’.

Example Sentences on Everything that/All in French

The final section of this lesson on everything that/all in French is about seeing tout ce que/tout ce qui in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of everything that/all in French through examples.

C’est tout ce que je sais.

That’s all I know.

Je ferai tout ce que je peux.

I will do everything (that) I can.

I will do my best.

J’ai perdu tout ce que j’avais.

I lost everything (that) I had.

C’est tout ce que je voulais.

That’s all I wanted.

Louis croit tout ce qu’Anna lui dit.

Louis believes everything Anna tells him.

Thomas drague tout ce qui bouge.

Thomas hits on everything that moves.

C’est tout ce qui compte.

It’s all that matters.

C’est tout ce qui me reste.

That’s all I have left.

Tout ce qui brille n’est pas or.

All that glitters is not gold.

Test Your Knowledge on Everything that/All in French

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 Everything that/All in French

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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