Share this entry

hers
British English: /həːz/
American English: /hərz/
In French, possessive pronouns reflect the gender and number of the noun they are standing for; hers is translated by le sien, la sienne, les siens, les siennes, according to what is being referred to.For examples and particular usages, see the entry below.

pronoun

  • my car is red but hers is blue
    ma voiture est rouge mais la sienne est bleue
    the green pen is hers
    le stylo vert est à elle
    which house is hers?
    sa maison c'est laquelle?
    I'm a friend of hers
    c'est une amie à moi
    it's not hers
    ce n'est pas à elle, ce n'est pas le sien or la sienne
    the money wasn't hers to give away
    elle n'avait pas à donner cet argent
    hers was not an easy task
    sa tâche n'était pas facile
    I saw her with that dog of hers!
    [pejorative]
    je l'ai vue avec son sale chien (informal)!

Definition of hers in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day coiffeur
    Pronunciation: kwɑːˈfəː
    noun
    a hairdresser