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his
British English: /hɪz/
American English: /hɪz/
In French determiners agree in gender and number with the noun they qualify. So his when used as a determiner is translated by son + masculine singular noun (son chien), by sa + feminine singular noun (sa maison) BUT by son + feminine noun beginning with a vowel or mute h (son assiette) and by ses + plural noun (ses enfants).When his is stressed, à lui is added after the noun: his house = sa maison à lui.For his used with parts of the body .In French possessive pronouns reflect the gender and number of the noun they are standing for. When used as a possessive pronoun his is translated by le sien, la sienne, les siens or les siennes according to what is being referred to.For examples and particular usages see the entry below.

Translation of his in French:

determiner

  • son/sa/ ses

pronoun

  • all the drawings were good but his was the best
    tous les dessins étaient bons mais le sien était le meilleur
    the blue car is his
    la voiture bleue est la sienne, la voiture bleue est à lui
    it's not his
    ce n'est pas à lui
    which house is his?
    sa maison c'est laquelle?
    I'm a colleague of his
    je suis un/-e de ses collègues
    I saw him with that dog of his
    [pejorative]
    je l'ai vu avec son sale chien (informal)
    his was not an easy task
    [formal]
    sa tâche n'était pas facile
    the money was not his to give away
    il n'avait pas à donner cet argent

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