In english, we usually tack on "... right?" to a statement to either confirm that it is true, or to seek agreement from the person you are speaking to.

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"The First World War ended in 1918, right?"

"Hamburgers are the best, right?"

As I write this question it seems that there are two very different uses for "...right?" The first example is to confirm that what you are saying is true. Most likely I am unsure if the fact is true and I am seeking to clarify whether or not it is true. The second example is very different as I am seeking the listener to agree with my opinion.

Is there a similar French construction for these two cases?

Thank you so much!

edit: thanks so much to everybody that answered. This has been extremely informative and I want to thank you all.


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· 3y
n'est-ce pas ?


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· 3y
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Ou bien, moins formel, "... pas vrai ?"


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Formal: n'est-ce pas?

Informal: non?, hein?

I'd tend to use "non" when I'm unsure of an information but I think it's true, and "hein" when I'm unsure and worried, but there's no real rule.

Example: Ce devoir était bien pour aujourd'hui, hein?

La seconde guerre s'est finie en 1945, non?


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Formal is "N'est-ce pas ?"

But then day-to-day conversation you'd say "non ?" if your question is affirmative. If your question is negative, then it's "si ?"

Example :

Il fait chaud, non ? (Affirmative)

Il va pas pleuvoir, si ? (Negative)


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· 3y · edited 3y

“non?”, ou on peut dire “quoi?” a la fin d’un phrase comme “you know?”


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All the other answers here are good.

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I'd like to add one other - d'accord - like this:

"You're coming with me to the store, right?" "Tu viens au magasin avec moi, d'accord?"

Best usage is when you're trying to get someone's consent or agreement for some plan, like in the example.


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· 3y

"han?" In spoken casual Quebec French. (Local variation of "Hein"?)


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Je dis "..., non?" ou "... ou pas?"


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