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Possessives is the eleventh (assuming read left to right) skill in the French language tree. In these two lessons, the learner of French is taught the possessives, words that denote ownership like "my" or "his."

Tips and notesEdit

PossessivesEdit

This is a complete table of all the possessive pronouns:

Pronoun Masculine Feminine Plural
je mon ma mes
tu ton ta tes
il, elle son sa ses
nous notre notre nos
vous votre votre vos
ils, elles leur leur leurs

False FriendsEdit

English borrowed a lot of words from French in the Middle Ages, but sometimes a word in English does not have the same meaning as the French word despite the fact the French word looks the same or very similar. These are called "false friends."

Some of these include:

  • régal = feast
  • rein = kidney
  • gros = thick
  • glace = ice

LessonsEdit

Lesson 1Edit

  • mon/ma = my
  • ton/ta = your (singular informal)
  • son/sa = his, her, its
  • leur = their

Lesson 2Edit

  • mes = my
  • tes = your
  • ses = his, her, its
  • notre/nos = our
  • votre/vos = your (plural and/or formal)
  • leurs = their

ReferencesEdit

Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/fr/Possessives


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