Qui Qui can function as a subject or as an indirect object (person) Translations: who, what, which, that, whom
Qui = who or that Qui is used when the noun replaced is in the position of the grammatical subject. Note that qui -- unlike que -- does not contract before a vowel sound. Exemples: J'ai lu un roman qui m'a beaucoup amuse. J'ai trouvé un appartement qui a trois pièces.
Que Que functions as a direct object Translations: whom, what, which, that
Que = that or which Que is used when the noun replaced is in the position of the grammatical direct object. Note that que will contract to qu' before a vowel sound. Il a commandé une boisson qu'il n'a pas bue. Elle parle du voyage que nous allons faire.
dont Function: object of de Indicates possession Translations: of which, from which, that whose
Dont = whose or of which Dont is generally used when the noun replaced is an object of the preposition de. It is commonly used with verbs followed by de such as avoir besoin de, parler de, envie de … as well as to show possession (similar to whose in English) Voici le livre dont je t'ai parlé.
Lequel/laquelle Functions as an indirect object (thing) Translations: what, which, that Lequel or one of its variations replaces an indirect object referring to a thing* after a preposition,** including prepositions which are required after a given verb or expression. preposition
Can be used as an interrogative pronoun: Quel livre veux-tu ? > Lequel veux-tu ? Which book do you want? > Which one do you want? Je veux la pomme là-bas. > Laquelle ? I want the apple over there. > Which one
Lequel replaces an inanimate object of a preposition. (If the object of the preposition is a person, use qui)qui Ex: Le livre dans lequel j'ai écrit