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Pronunciation: /hɪz/

In French, determiners agree in gender and number with the noun that follows. 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.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.


  • 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 à lui it's not his ce n'est pas à lui which house is his? laquelle est sa maison? I'm a colleague of his je suis un/-e de ses collègues

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