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Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns (les adjectifs possessifs)
Name all possessive adjectives.


Singular (one item is owned) Plural (several items are owned)
masc. fem. masc.+fem.
mon ma mes
ton ta tes
son sa ses

notre notre nos
votre votre vos
leur leur leurs

For phonetic reasons (i.e. to avoid a clash of vowels), the masculine singular forms "mon, ton, son" are used instead of "ma, ta, sa" before a feminine singular noun or adjective beginning with a vowel pr mute "h".
f.e. mon adresse - ma nouvelle adresse

BUT

"Ma, ta, sa" are used before a feminine noun or adjective beginning with "h aspiré" and before "huitième" and "onzième" + feminine noun.
f.e. ta haine, ma onzième voiture


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In what agree the possessive adjectives in French?

In French, the possessive adjectives agree in gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singular or plural) with the noun that follows, i.e., with the item owned.

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my father
your brother
his (her) pen

mon père
ton frère
son stylo

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my mother
your sister
his (her) briefcase

ma mère
ta soeursa serviette

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our teacher
your friend
their son

notre professeur
votre amie(e)
leur fils (fille)

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my parents
your friends
his (her) cousins

mes parents
tes amis
ses cousins

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our children
your clothes
their nephews

nos enfants
vos vêtements
leurs neveux

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You forgot your camera (your briefcase, your keys)

Tu as oublié ton appareil photo (ta mallette, tes clés)

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Do you have your passport, Sir?

Avez-vous votre passeport, Monsieur?

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Your identity documents please, Madam.

Vos papiers s.v.p., Madame.

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Your table is ready, gentlemen.

Votre table est prête, Messieurs.

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Bring your toys, children!

Apportez vos jouets, mes enfants!

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What may be added after the noun to express "his" and " her" in order to avoid any ambiguity when translating "his" or "her"?

à lui - his
à elle - her

son fils à lui sa fille à lui
son fils à elle sa fille à elle

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your clock - your old clock

ton horloge - ta vieille horloge

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his (her) friend - his girlfriend

son amie - sa petite amie

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your other car - your own car

ton autre voiture - ta propre voiture

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my idea - my good idea

mon idée - ma bonne idée

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his loud voice

sa haute voix

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his eighth wife

sa huitième femme

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We spoke to them about their children.

Nous leur avons parlé de leurs enfants.

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Please fasten your seatbelts.

Veuillez attacher votre ceinture de sécurité.

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Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns (les adjectifs possessifs)
What are the uses of the possessive adjectives?

1. Contrary to English, the possessive adjective must be replaced before each noun, even if the form is the same.
f.e. ma tante et mon oncle

The French generally uses a singular possessive adjective and a singular noun when there are several owners and several items owned, but each owner possesses only one of the items.
EXCEPT
- if one and the same thing or person is reffered to
f.e. Je te présente mon collègue et cher ami Jean Avenel.
- if two nouns form unit
f.e. Il s'entend bien avec ses frères et soeurs.
- in administrative language
f.e. Écrivez votre nom, prénom et adresse.
2. If the possessor is "on, chacun, quelqu'un, personne, tout le monde", or another indefinite word, "son, sa" and "ses" are used.
f.e. On doit faire de son mieux.
3. The word "propre" (own) after the possessive adjective reinforces the possession.
f.e. ma propre chambre
4. The possessive adjective can also be emphasized by the addition of "à+disjunctive pronoun.
f.e. C'est ma chambre à moi.

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Everyone has his shortcomings.

Chacun (tout le monde) a ses défauts.

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One must keep one's promises.

Il faut tenir ses promesses.

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I saw it with my own eyes.

Je l'ai vu de mes propres yeux.

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These are their problems! (and not our!)

Ce sont leurs problèmes à eux!

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How one makes one's bed, one lies in it.

Comme on fait son lit, on se couche.

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It is best to wash one's dirty laundry at home.

Il faut laver son linge sale en famille.

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Rome wasn't built in one day.

Petit à petit, l'oiseau fait son nid.

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The is no accounting for taste. To each his own.

Chacun son goût.

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Let's get back to our subject (after digression).

Revenons à nos moutons.

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my foot! (used to express disbelief)

mon oeil!

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It's my (your, his...) turn.

C'est mon (ton, son...) tour.

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That's not my (your, his...) fault.

Ce n'est pas de ma (ta, sa...) faute.

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That is mot my (your, his...) strong point.

Ce n'est pas mon (ton, son...) fort.

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in my youth, at my time

de mon temps

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will all my heart

de tout mon coeur

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during his (her) lifetime

de son vivant

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Say hello to...for me.

Dites bonjour à...de mon part.

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not to feel well

ne pas être dans son assiette

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I am not feeling well today.

Je ne suis pas dans mon assiette aujourd'hui.

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to waste one's time

perdre son temps

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Don't waste your time!

Ne perds pas ton temps!

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to do one's grocery shopping

faire son marché

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to one's best

faire de son mieux

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Do your best!

Faites de votre mieux!

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to study

faire ses études

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I studied at the Sorbonne.

J'ai fait mes études à la Sorbonne.

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to pack

faire ses valises

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Tonight, I have to pack.

Ce soir, je dois faire mes valises.

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to be very stupid

être bête comme ses pieds

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to give up guessing (answering a riddle)

donner sa langue au chat

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I give up guesing.

Je donne ma langue au chat.

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to make a living

gagner sa vie

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How do you make a living?

Comment gagnes-tu ta vie?

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to retire

prendre sa retraite

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I am going to retire in two years.

Je vais prendre ma retraite dans deux ans.

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Let me hear from you soon.

Donne(z)-moi bientôt de tes (vos) nouvelles.

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I am happy to hear from you.

Je suis content(e) d'avoir de tes (vos) nouvelles.

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Our Lady (=Virgin Mary)

Notre Dame

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nowadays

de nos jours

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Cheers! To your health!

À votre (ta) santé!

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Bless you!

À vos (tes) souhaits!

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at your own risk

à vos (tes) risques et périls

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without my (your, his, her, etc.) knowledge

à mon (ton, son, etc.) insu

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What is the definite article (le, la, l', les) used instead of the possessive adjective with parts of the body?

Unlike English, French uses the definite article instead of the possessive adjective with nouns denoting parts of the body.
1. When the subject performs an action with a part of his/her own body or if the subject has something in or on his/her body part.
f.e. Levez la main!
BUT
The possessive adjective is generally used with parts of the body
- if the possessor needs to be made clear
f.e. Elle a posé sa main sur mon épaule.
- if the part of the body is modified by an adjective (other than "droit" or "gauche") and not the object "avoir"
f.e. Elle a ouvert ses grands yeux.
- if no action is performed with a part of the body
f.e. Je n'en crois pas mes oreilles (yeux).
- if the part of the body is the subject of the sentence
f.e. Mon dos me fait mal.
2. When the subject of the sentence performs an action (expressed by a pronominal verb) on a part of his or her own body.
f.e. Elle se brosse les dents.
BUT
If the part of the body is modified by an adjective other than "droit" or "gauche", the possessive adjective is used when the subject of the sentence performs an action on a part of his/her own body.
f.e. Ils se sont lavé leurs mains sales.
3. The definite article also replaces the possessive adjective when the subject of the sentence performs an actioons on a part of someone else's body or on someone else's life. In this case, an indirect object pronoun (or reflexive pronoun to express each other) is placed before the verb to make clear who the possessor is.
f.e. Je lui ai essuyé le visagel
4. The definite article is used instead of the possesive adjective when the part of the body comes after one of the following expresions:
avoir mal à, avoir froid à, se faire mal à, avoir chaud à
5. The definite article is used instead of the possessive adjective when the part of the body is modified by an adjective and follows the verb "avoir" in a description of a permanent physical appearance or mental condition.
f.e. J'ai les cheveux roux et les yeux bleus.
BUT
If the adjective precedes the noun, the indefinite article is used in the singular, "de" in the plural.
f.e. Il a un petit nez.
Tu a de beaux yeux.

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She opens her eyes.

Elles ouvre les yeux.

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He shrugged his shoulders.

Il a haussé les épaules.

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She had tears in her eyes.

Elle avait les larmes aux yeux.

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He has a hat on his head!

Il a un chapeau sur la tête.

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I didn't sleep a wink last night.

Je n'ai pas fermé l'oeil de la nuit.

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to frown

froncer les sourcils

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I keep my fingers crossed.

Je croise les doigts.

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It's on the tip of my tongue.

Je l'ai sur le bout de la langue.

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He took me in his arms.

Il m'a pris dans ses bras.

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Raise your right arm!

Levez le bras droit!

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What color are your eyes?

De quelle couleur sont tes yeux?

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I am going to wash my hands.

Je vais me laver les mains.

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He broke his leg.

Il s'est cassé la jambe.

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Wipe your feet!

Essuyez-vous les pieds.

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I sprained my ankle.

Je me suis foulé la cheville.

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to be seriously mistaken

se mettre le doigt dans l'oeil

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I was seriously mistaken.

Je me suis mis le doigt ans l'oeil.

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That breaks my heart.

Ça me brise le coeur.

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She cut my fingernails.

Elle m'a coupé les ongles.

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Look into my eyes.

Regardez-moi dans les yeux.

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You saved my life.

Tu m'a sauvé la vie.

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They shook (each other's) hands.

Ils se sont serré la main.

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to annoy sb, be a pain in the neck

casser les pieds à qqn

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You are annoying me!

Tu me casses les pieds.

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That got me thinking.

Ça m'a mis la puce à l'oreille.

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She devoted her life to him.

Elle lui a consacré sa vie.

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My head (back) hurts.

J'ai mal à la tête.

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Her feet are cold.

Elle a froid aux pieds.

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His face is hot.

Il a chaud au visage.

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I hurt my neck.

Je me suis fait mal au cou.

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Her mind is narrow.

Elle a l'esprit étroit.

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My esyes are bigger than my stomach.

J'ai les yeux plus gros que le ventre.

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My nose is running.

J'ai le nez qui coule.

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His head is spinning. (=He is dizzy.)

Il a la tête qui tourne.

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My back is hurting me.

J'ai le dos qui me fait mal.

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I changed my mind.

J'ai changé d'avis.

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She often changes her hairdo.

Elle change souvent de coiffure.

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Did you change your address?

As-tu changé d'adresse?

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What are the other ways to express posession?

1. With "appartenir à"
f.e. À qui appartient ce téléphone portable?
2. With "être à"
f.e. À qui est ce sac a main? - Il est à moi.
3. With the preposition "de" (+article) + noun
C'est la femme de Robert.

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This highlighter belongs to Mary.

Ce surligneur appartient à Marie.

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This highlighter belongs to her.

Ce surligneur lui appartient.

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These gloves belong to me.

Ces gants m'appartiennent.

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This house belongs to them.

Cette maison leur appartient.

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The stapler belongs to Mary.

L'agrafeuse est à Marie.

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The stapler belongs to her.

L'agrafeuse est à elle.

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Does this (do these) belong to you? Is this (are these) yours?

C'est à vous?

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This castle belongs to them.

Ce château leur appartient.
or
Ce château est à eux.

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I know Mrs. Duval's son.

Je connais le fils de Madame Duval.

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The name of the boy's mother is Anne.

La mère du garçon s'appelle Anne.

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This is the student's class.

C'est la classe des étudiants.

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These are my daughter's clothes.

Ce sont les vêtements de ma fille.

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Did you see my parent's garden?

As-tu vu le jardin de mes parents?

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My car and my brother's.

Ma voiture et celle de mon frère.

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The wallet belongs to Jaques.

Le portefeuille appartient à Jacques.
Le portefeuille est à Jacques.
C'est le portefeuille de Jacques.

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What are possessive pronouns (les pronoms possessifs).

Possessive pronouns (English: mine, yours, his, hers, etc.) are not followed by nouns, they replace nouns which have been previously mentioned. In French, each possessive pronoun consists of two words (the first one being the definite article) and has four forms, masculine singular, feminine singular, masculine plural and feminine plural. The choice of the possessive pronoun depends on the gender and number of the noun that is to be replaced. The possessive pronoun always has the same gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singular or plural) as this noun.

THE FORMS
singular (one item is owned)
masculine feminine
le mien la mienne
le tien la tienne
le sien la sienne
le nôtre la nôtre
le vôtre la vôtre
le leur la leur

plural (several items are owned)
les miens les miennes
les tiens les tiennes
les siens les siennes
les nôtres les nôtres
les vôtres les vôtres
les leurs les leurs

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What is the difference in pronounciation between the possessive adjectives "notre", "votre", etc. and the possessive pronouns "nôtre", "vôtre"' etc?

The possessive adjectives "notre" and "votre" are pronounced with an open sound. The possessive pronouns "le nôtre, la nôtre, les nôtres, le vôtre, la vôtre, les vôtres" are pronounced with closed sound due to the accent circonflexe on the letter "o".

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What are the uses of the possessive pronouns?

1. Whereas the English possessive pronouns are invariable and the gender of the possessor in third person singular (his, hers), the French possessive pronouns agree in gender and number with the nouns they replace, i.e., with the item(s) owned. They do not show the gender of the possessor.
- "le mien, le tien, le sien, le nôtre, le vôtre, le leur" replace a masculine singular noun.
f.e. Est-ce votre stylo? - Oui, c'est le mien.
- "la mienne, la tienne, la sienne, la nôtre, la vôtre, la leur" replace a feminine singular noun.
f.e. C'est la bicyclette de Paul, ce n'est pas la mienne.
- "les miens, les tiens, les siens, etc." replace a masculine plural noun.
f.e. Mes enfants sont à l'école. Où sont lestiens?
- "les miennes, les tiennes, les siennes, etc." replace a feminine plural noun.
f.e. J'ai besoin de tes clès parce que j'ai perdu les miennes.

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My father works at the hospital, and yours?

Mon père travaille à l'hôpital, et le tien?

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A smile like yours, that does one good.

Un sourire comme le vôtre, ça fait du bien.

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Everyone has two cities: his (own) and Paris.

Chaque personne a deux villages: la sienne et Paris.

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They have a culture different from ours.

Ils ont une culture différente de la nôtre.

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I have my watch. Do you have yours?

J'ai ma montre. Avez-vous la vôtre?

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Your house is big, theirs is not.

Votre maison est grande, la leur ne l'est pas.

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Their tickets are cheaper than ours.

Leurs billets coûtent moins cher que les nôtres.

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Give me your light bulbs, ours don't work.

Donnez-moi vos ampoules, les nôtres ne marchent pas.

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Our fall break is not as long as yours.

Nos vacances d'automne ne sont pas aussi longues que les vôtres.

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I prefer my bike to his (hers).

Je préfère mon vélo au sien.

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He thinks of his father. Do you think of yours?

Il pense à son père. Pensez-vous au vôtre?

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We call our friends and they call theirs.

Nous téléphonons à nos amis et ils téléphonent aux leurs.

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She remembers your children but not mine.

Elle se souvient de tes enfants mais pas des miens.

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I left my cell phone at home. May I use yours?

J'ai laissé mon portable chez moi. Puis-je me servir du vôtre?

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Cheers! To your health! (formal or plural)

À la vôtre!

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Cheers! To your health! (informal singular)

À la tienne!

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Cheers! To our health!

À la nôtre!

140

Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns (les adjectifs possessifs)
to make an effort, work hard

y mettre du sien

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I am going to make an effort.

Je vais y mettre du mien!

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You have to make an effort.

Il faut que vous mettiez du vôtre.

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Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns (les adjectifs possessifs)
to misbehave, act strangely

faire des siennes

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This child always misbehaves.

Cet enfant fait toujours des siennes.

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Are you going to act strangely again?

Vas-tu encore faire des tiennes?

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I am happy to be back with my family.

Je suis content d'être de retour chez les miens.

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She spent the weekend with her family.

Elle a passé le week-end chez les siens.

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Will you join us tonight?

Serez-vous des nôtres ce soir?

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I cannot be with you.

Je ne peux pas être des vôtres.

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Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Joyeux Noël à vous et aux vôtres.

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There are perhaps members of their family among the victims.

Il y a peut-être des leurs parmi les vicitmes.

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a frien of mine / of yours, etc.

un(e) ami(e) à moi / à toi, etc.
or
un(e) des mes / de tes, etc. amis

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Is it yours?(fam.) - Yes, it's mine.

C'est à toi? - Oui, c'est à moi.

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Whose backpack is this? - It's hers.

À qui est ce sac à dos? - Il est à elle. (or: C'est le sien.)