French Possessive Adjectives

How to show possession (my, your, his her, our, their) in French, with audio


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French Possessive Adjectives / Les adjectifs possessifs Exercises

Masc. Fem. Plural
My mon /mɔ̃/ ma /ma/ mes /mɛ/
Your ton /tɔ̃/ ta /ta/ tes /tɛ/
His/Her/Its son /sɔ̃/ sa /sa/ ses /sɛ/
Our notre /nɔtʀ/ notre /nɔtʀ/ nos /no/
Your votre /vɔtʀ/ votre /vɔtʀ/ vos /vo/
Their leur /lœʀ/ leur /lœʀ/ leurs /lœʀ/

Possessive pronouns go before the noun.  When a feminine noun begins with a vowel, you must use the masculine form.  Ma amie is incorrect and must be mon amie, even though amie is feminine. Remember that adjectives agree with the noun in gender and number, not the possessor! Sa mère can mean his mother or her mother even though sa is the feminine form, because it agrees with mère and not the possessor (his or her).

C'est ma mère et mon père.  This is my mother and my father.
Ce sont vos petits-enfants ?  These are your grandchildren?
Mes parents sont divorcés.  My parents are divorced.
Sa grand-mère est veuve.  His grandmother is a widow.
Notre frère est marié, mais notre sœur est célibataire.  Our brother is married, but our sister is single.
Ton oncle est architecte, n'est-ce pas ?  Your uncle is an architect, isn't he?
Leurs cousines sont néerlandaises.  Their cousins are Dutch.

 


 

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