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Familiar Phrase: "Qu'est-ce qui fait"


I'm listening to France Info and I (think I) heard the phrase "Qu'est-ce qui fait", which sounds familiar, but I don't know it's meaning. Tried searching, but I can't find a direct translation.

I know the phrases:

"Qu'est-ce qui se passe?" => What's happening?
"Qu'est-ce qu'il y a?" => What's going on?
"Qu'est-ce qui s'est passé?" = What happened?

I researched the phrase and I found "Qu'est-ce qui a fait ce bruit ?" => What made that noise?

Did I really hear "Qu'est-ce qui a fait"?

For learning: French
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    Yes it's possible you heard that. It could be "Qu'est-ce qui a fait que les Français ne soient pas allés voter lors du second tour des élections ?" for example.
    In this case it would mean "What made (=Why) French people not vote at the second round of the elections?"
    So a translation could be "What did" or "What caused" (and then you adapt depending on the context)

    Hope this helps.


    My guess is the person said, "Qu'est-ce qu'il fait?", but with casual (relaxed) pronunciation. Would that make sense, in the context?

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