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one's
Pronunciation: / wʌnz /
Pronunciation: / wənz /
In French determiners agree in gender and number with the noun they qualify. So when one's is used as a determiner it is translated by son + masculine singular noun ( son argent), by sa + feminine noun ( sa voiture) BUT by son + feminine noun beginning with a vowel or mute h ( son assiette) and by ses + plural noun ( ses enfants). When one's is stressed, à soi is added after the noun. When one’s is used in expressions such as to brush one’s teeth where an indirect reflexive verb is used in French, it is translated by le/la/les: to brush one’s teeth = se laver les dents; . For examples and particular usages see the entry one’s.

Translation of one's in French:

  • one is
    one has

determiner

  • to wash one's hands one's books/friends
    ses livres/amis
    one tries to do one's best
    on essaye de faire de son mieux
    it upsets one's concentration
    ça perturbe la concentration
    it limits one's options
    ça limite les choix
    a house/car of one's own
    une maison/voiture à soi

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