Are you ready to learn all the things you want to know about the basic French phrase “Il est quelle heure”?
It includes a complete explanation of what it is and how to use it in everyday life with an audio example. Together with the cool stuff we sprinkled like synonyms, dialogue example, slow pronunciation audio and more!
It’s the common and neutral way to ask someone “What time is it?“. Even if, variations such as “Quelle heure est-il ?” and “Quelle heure il est ?” works too and are frequently used, so don’t be surprised if you hear them!
Don’t hesitate to check the “Synonyms” section below for more variations (familiar, formal, plural…)
In case you want to ask someone the time in French, simply use: “Il est quelle heure ?” and they will tell you the time.
If you want to be more polite, you use instead: “Il est quelle heure s’il te plaît ?” (What time is it please?). Or even “Il est quelle heure s’il vous plaît ?” which is even more formal and also works if you are asking a group of people.
Pro tips: “S’il te plaît” is long and complicated for beginners sometimes, so if you are texting: you can use the short version “stp” instead. ( S-‘il T-e P-lait)