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"The boys' cat."

January 21, 2013



Is there any trick to remembering how to word things in possessive form? I always seem to have a hard time with it.


In English, you have the apostrophe; in French the construction is <article + object possessed + de + article + owner>

the boy's cat = le chat du garçon the girs's cat = le chat de la fille the boys' cat = le chat des garçons (note the "des" is a contraction of "de-les") the girls' cat = le chat des filles (same comment)


Thank you, very helpful


de la = du? is it right?


"de la" is feminine: le chat de la fille

"du" is masculine (contraction of de-le): le chat du garçon

"de l'" is used in masculine or feminine in front of a vowel or a non-aspired H: le chat de l'enfant (masc), le chat de l'amie (fem), le chat de l'homme (masc)

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