"We eat his rice."

Translation:Nous mangeons son riz.

January 31, 2013



I'm so confused when to use and not use "le" or "du". When I don't use any article, I'm told I'm supposed to and my answer is wrong. When I do use an article, I'm not supposed to and I'm wrong. So frustrating

June 16, 2013


In this program it seems to go like this:

I eat rice -> Je mange du riz (Also equivalent to I eat (some) rice)

I eat the rice -> Je mange le riz

But in this question, it's his rice that we're eating meaning the rice belongs to someone. But whether we use 'son', 'sa' or 'ses' depends on the gender of the rice, and as rice in french is 'le' riz and NOT 'la' riz, we use 'son'.

I eat his rice -> Je mange son riz

I eat her rice -> Je mange son riz (the same as it is 'riz' that we look at the gender of)

I hope that helps :P

September 28, 2013


Wouldn't "ses riz" be correct, because we probably don't eat only 1 piece of rice.

June 3, 2014


I guess that is same in English, when you say rice you don't mean 1 piece of rice.

February 1, 2019


Can somebody explain "ses, son, sa" to me I don't understand when I should use what.

January 31, 2013


you use 'son' with masculine nouns, 'sa' with feminine nouns and 'ses' with plural nouns. Unlike in English where 'his' and 'her' refer to the gender of the person, in French 'son' 'sa' and 'ses' refer only to grammatical gender, not the gender of the person.

January 31, 2013


This helps a lot, thanks!

June 9, 2014


How do you know if it was his rice and not her rice?

August 2, 2013


You wouldn't, because the person who invented French didn't think of that apparently.

January 20, 2018


Only by context. The possesive doesn't relate to the gender of the owner as it does in English.

March 29, 2018


I think the gender of the possession is what determines it. So since the rice is masculine, you'd use son.

October 16, 2013


It doesnt matter. You need to look at the gender of the noun, in this case, rice

July 3, 2018


I, too, do not understand when to use "du" and when I shouldn't use "du." It seems whatever choice I make is wrong. HELP!

August 4, 2013


In Spanish, the pronoun in front of the verb isn't necessary. Is this not true in French?

October 16, 2013


The only time I can think of that you would leave out the pronoun in French would be when using command form

March 12, 2014


Oh, okay. Thanks!

March 23, 2014


i dont understand the difference between mangent and mangeon. somone help

February 9, 2018

February 1, 2019


Why is it MangEons? I'm being taught Mangons

February 19, 2018


The 'e' after 'g' helps with the correct pronunciation. Mangons will be pronounced with 'g' sound as in 'mango' Whereas Mangeons is to be pronounced with the 'z' sound as in 'seizure'

June 9, 2018


ç'est trop méchant!!

May 16, 2018


thats mean!

July 19, 2018


Why not ses? You don't eat one rice.

December 26, 2018
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