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Bonjour!

How do you say "My (noun) broke" in French?

Merci!

February 8, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frenchtoast666

Je dis "a cassé"

Donc ... "mon verre a cassé" (my glass broke) "ma voiture a cassé" (my car broke)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinnstrs

Are you a native speaker? Well, I'm not one but I think in this case we should use the verb "être":

"Ma voiture s'est cassée", my car broke, not specifically by someone.

To me, it feels like if you use "avoir" it means that someone broke something, like "Il a cassé mon coeur".

Since I'm not a native speaker, I'm not sure. Let me know if I'm wrong, it's just what it feels like to me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paige458254

Hi how are you supposed to know if “they” is female or male when you are supposed to translate if from English into French?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinnstrs

By context, but you won't always be able to know. When I'm not sure, I use ils because it means both males and females.

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