Bien Dit chapter 3: possessive adjectives

In French, you will never see an apostrophe "s." Possession is shown in a couple of different ways. One way is to use the preposition de (of) when you are expressing the possession in third person. Example: le livre de Paul (Paul's book) Another way to show possession is by using "possessive adjectives." Possessive adjectives are used to either establish a relationship between people or things, or to indicate that something belongs to someone. Read the sentences below and note how the possessiv…
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mon
my (singular/masculine)
ma
my (singular/feminine)
mes
my (plural)
ton
your (singular/masculine)
ta
your (singular/feminine)
tes
your (plural)
son
his/her/its (singular/masculine)
sa
his/her/its (singular/feminine)
ses
his/her/its (plural)
notre
our (singular, feminine and masculine)
nos
our (plural)
votre
your (singular/masculine and feminine)
vos
your (plural)
leur
their (singular/masculine and feminine)
leurs
their (plural)
mes parents
my parents
mon père
my father
ta mère
your mother
tes cousines
your cousins
son petit-fils
his grand-son
notre grand-père
our grandfather
leurs grands-parents
their grandparents
leur grand-mère
their grand-mother
nos sœurs
our sisters
de
We use "de" instead of an apostrophy s -'s - to show possession
la sœur de ma maman
My mom's sister
le père de mon papa
My dad's father
l'amie de ma sœur
My sister's friend
les grands-parents de Kim
Kim's grandparents
la maman de mon amie
My friend's mom
les parents de mes amis
My friends' parents
les frères de Vincent
Vincent's brothers
les cousins de Michel
Michel's cousins
Les oncles de Jean-François
Jean-François's uncles