How to say So That in French = Pour que [+6 Examples]

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

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say so that in French
  • how pour que is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to say so that in French
  • how you can download the Anki files for how to say so that 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 so that in French!

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So That in French = Pour que

If you want to say “so that” in French, then you will use the following construction:

  • so that = pour que

You have to use the subjonctif when you use pour que.

Je travaille pour que mes enfants puissent manger.

I work so that my children can eat.

J’ai parlé fort pour que tout le monde puisse m’entendre.

I spoke loudly so that everyone could hear me.

Je vais le répéter pour que vous ne l’oubliiez pas.

I’m going to repeat it so that you don’t forget it.

Il est mort pour que nous vivions.

He died so that we might live.

Elle marchait lentement pour que l’enfant puisse la suivre.

She walked slowly so that the child could follow her.

Veuillez-vous pousser pour que cette femme puisse passer.

Please move out of the way so this lady can go through.

Sometimes you may find afin que used – which means the same thing – but pour que is much more commonly used.

Example Sentences on How to say So That in French

The final section of this lesson on how to say so that in French is about seeing the pour que in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of how to say so that in French through examples.

Je travaille pour que mes enfants puissent manger.

I work so that my children can eat.

J’ai parlé fort pour que tout le monde puisse m’entendre.

I spoke loudly so that everyone could hear me.

Je vais le répéter pour que vous ne l’oubliiez pas.

I’m going to repeat it so that you don’t forget it.

Il est mort pour que nous vivions.

He died so that we might live.

Elle marchait lentement pour que l’enfant puisse la suivre.

She walked slowly so that the child could follow her.

Veuillez-vous pousser pour que cette femme puisse passer.

Please move out of the way so this lady can go through.

Test Your Knowledge on How to say So That 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 How to say So That 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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