In French, questions / queries are not pronounced with the same intonation as answers / statements. The voice rises at the end of a sentence to indicate a question:
Tu manges des oranges ?
If a sentence starts with an interrogative word, the voice rises at the beginning of the sentence:
Combien d'oranges ?
The voice drops at the end of the sentence to show that it is an answer or a statement:
Deux kilos d'oranges. The voice rises for questions without interrogative words. To ask a question, the voice rises at the end of the sentence. The voice rises from level 2 to level 4.
Example: Tu manges des oranges ? 4. _______________ranges ? 3. __________des o______ 2. Tu manges___________ 1. ____________________ The voice rises for questions with interrogative words. When a question starts with an interrogative word, you go from level 3 down to level 2.
Example: Où est le marché de Vilnius ? 4. ______________________ 3. Où est ________________ 2. ______le marché de Vilnius ? 1. _______________________