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hers
British English: /həːz/
American English: /hərz/
In Italian, possessive pronouns have the same forms as the corresponding adjectives, are usually preceded by an article, and reflect the gender and number of the noun they are standing for. So hers is translated by il suo, la sua, i suoi, le sue, according to what is being referred to: your book and hers = il tuo libro e il suo; the blue car is hers = la macchina blu è la sua; my children are younger than hers = i miei bambini sono più piccoli dei suoi; your shoes are brown, while hers are black = le tue scarpe sono marroni, mentre le sue sono nere. - Since Italian possessive adjectives, unlike English ones, may be preceded by an article, a demonstrative adjective or a numeral, an English possessive pronoun is often translated by an Italian possessive adjective: a cousin of hers = un suo cugino; that schoolfriend of hers = quel suo compagno di scuola; four books of hers = quattro suoi libri. - For examples and particular usages, see the entry below.

pronoun

  • my car is red but hers is blue
    la mia auto è rossa ma la sua è blu
    the green pen is hers
    la penna verde è sua
    which house is hers?
    qual è la sua casa? quale casa è la sua?
    I'm a friend of hers
    sono un suo amico
    it's not hers
    non è (il) suo
    the money wasn't hers to give away
    non doveva dare via soldi non suoi
    hers was not an easy task
    il suo non era un compito facile
    I saw her with that dog of hers! [pejorative]

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