"The girl is at her home."

Translation:La fille est chez elle.

October 1, 2017



Thank you!

October 29, 2017


Need some help here. What's the proper use of chez, why does elle come after it (chez)?

October 1, 2017


Chez means "at" or "in the home/business" of someone. "Chez elle" means at her home. It is used in conjunction with a person and not a place. For example you can say: Je suis chez le pharmacien. I am at the pharmacist's. However, you cannot say: Je suis chez la pharmacie. Here "la pharmacie" is a place "the pharmacy" and not a person. Instead it would be written: Je suis à la pharmacie.

Basically chez + person

chez moi, chez ma sœur, chez eux, chez le médecin, chez la boulangère, etc.

October 2, 2017


Plus 'chez soi' for reflexive situations involving the third person.

October 20, 2018


at home=a la maison; why not "a sa maison" here?

February 1, 2019


à sa maison would usually be interpreted as "to her house". Je vais aller à sa maison / I am going to (his/her) house.

To mean she's home at her house, you'd say "chez elle" or "dans sa maison".

February 10, 2019


Also, the definite article is often used in lieu of the possessive pronoun where the object referred to is the person's own, e.g. Je me brosse les dents.

February 10, 2019
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