"C'est mon éléphant."

Translation:This is my elephant.

1/22/2013, 11:51:52 AM

24 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/TassSinclair

When I move to France I'm going to own so many elephants.

2/16/2014, 12:00:01 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/lisadavis2013

why can't you say, He is my elephant

3/6/2014, 2:45:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ludowarman
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I was wondering the same thing.

6/2/2014, 3:32:28 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/jake.thewoz

You can, but it would be 'il est mon elephant.' (C'est = this is/it is)

2/8/2016, 9:46:10 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/RobbyRouge

If you go to the bottom of the "Êtres/Avoir" lesson on desktop, it explains how "ce/c'" is an idiomatic expression, like saying "that/it is..."

5/10/2016, 2:42:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/antonio_gm

usefull sentence...thank you owl

11/24/2013, 6:17:38 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/duo149
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Someone owns a zoo.

4/19/2015, 9:41:56 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Oreleicha0

Seems like in every country

7/17/2016, 4:47:35 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/jaceybuchorn

I wish I had an elephant.

7/22/2015, 7:04:07 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/danbannana

This is my elephant that only eats apples. Over there are the monkeys who also only eat apples. Oh, and thats my "It" who eats whales.

5/4/2016, 11:21:21 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Wunel

Bonza yarn, fella.

6/24/2013, 2:17:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/tcgeary

I'm really struggling to parse different words when hearing a new sentence. I spent forever trying to come up with "C'est mon, il est femme" which made no sense. When you're fluent, you're subconsciously anticipating logical conclusions to sentences and filtering things out based on context. Having to consciously do it is a frustrating mess.

8/3/2014, 12:37:08 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/LeahPartington7

I agree. English and French are really different!

11/23/2015, 11:32:51 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/AspynLaShai

NON!!! C"EST MON ELEPHANT

9/25/2015, 5:18:48 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/triestenapoli
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It's my elephant and I want it now!

12/10/2015, 1:48:12 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/SabineDM

It's my elephant!! No one else gets my elephant.

7/2/2016, 10:48:34 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Autumn-e
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C'est mon éléphant. N'oubliez pas!

6/10/2013, 12:13:54 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/chilliSK
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Damn i wish I will use this sentence one day..

11/28/2013, 2:37:36 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/VestelKatk

Ahhh grrr ssss pluriel! !

3/8/2015, 6:47:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/rileymondragon

..and here's my ferris wheel

12/16/2015, 8:06:57 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/MrJoe3012

I write its my elephant and it doesn't accept it...

4/17/2016, 7:15:59 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/mood1978

This is the most useful phrase to learn in French. For me, at least. For others, it is probably irrelephant. Yes, I just went there.

7/20/2016, 7:33:52 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/BeastOfNoNation

i heard salmonlelefan

7/21/2016, 6:01:14 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Eli343537

How do I know when to use ma vs mon?

9/7/2018, 3:13:16 PM
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