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Discover the French sentence "Qu'est-ce qu'il se passe"

You are in the right place to discover everything you have to know about the basic phrase "Qu'est-ce qu'il se passe ?". To be more specific, it includes a complete explanation of what it is and how to use it in a normal conversation with an audio example. Along with the useful informations we added like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example and more!

Translation in English

  • Translation : What is happening?

  • Register : Neutral - Basic

How to pronounce



  • IPA : / kɛs ki sə pas ? /

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↓ Example in a story with slow audio ↓

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Dispute au travail

Argument at work

Brigitte était au travail.
Brigitte was at work.
Comme d'habitude, elle se dirige vers la cuisine pour la pause déjeuner.
As usual, she goes to the kitchen for the lunch break.
Mais en approchant, elle entend beaucoup de bruit...
But as she approached, she hears a lot of noise...
Elle entre dans la cuisine et voit deux collègues en train de se disputer.
She enters the kitchen and sees two colleagues arguing.
Elle voit Alexandre pas loin d'eux et se dirige vers lui.
She sees Alexandre not far from them and walks toward him.
Elle lui demande discrètement :
She asks discreetly:
BrigitteQu'est-ce qu'il se passe?
What is happening?


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