The difference between Possessive pronouns
Would someone help me understand the difference between possessive pronouns like la sien and son, and la tien and ton? I have looked it up but still am a little confused.
mon/ma/mes = My
ex: ma costume tr: My costume
le mien/la mienne/ les miens= mine
la costume de LA MIENNE tr: the suit is MINE
use "le mien" and "mon" if the word you describe is masculine
use "la mienne" and "ma" if the word you describe is feminine
use "les miens" and "mes" if the word you describe is plural
le mien etc. is equal to the english word "mine"
La tienne est grande = Yours is big
le chapeau de le sien= the hat is hers/his
Ton - singular or informal you masculine
La tien - yours (but the noun is feminine)
Le sien - his/hers (but the noun is feminine)
Son - his/hers (but the noun is masculine)
French isn't like English wherein the possessive pronoun agrees with the person who possesses it; in French they agree with the gender of the noun that is possessed.