p101 Ex7 - C'est quoi en français?

# A. C. Balaam #

Translate each of the phrases into French. I have listed vocabulary with an indication of gender at the bottom to help you.
Remember: 'son, sa and ses' all mean 'his', 'her' and 'its'. They follow the same pattern and behave in the same way as 'mon, ma, mes' and 'ton, ta, tes'.

In French 'son pull' can therefore mean 'his pullover', 'her pullover' or even 'its pullover'. On its own we can't tell which one it is - we would need to work it out from the context. So if the sentence was 'Hamza porte son pull', we would know that Hamza is a boy, so he must be wearing his pullover. If the sentence was 'Caroline porte son pull', we know that Caroline is a girl, so she must be wearing her pullover.

So, the word is the same for his, her and its. BUT it changes according to the gender and number of what comes AFTER it:
son = masculine noun following
sa = feminine noun following
SES = plural noun following
1. his birthday =
2. her birthday =
3. his sister =
4. her sister =
5. her cat =
6. his dog =
7. its dinner =
8. his book =
9. her book =
10. its friend =

Gender help: un ami, un chat, un chien, le dîner, un livre