"Her dog is eating."
Translation:Son chien mange.
These types of tasks are annoying because i try not to look at the french words listed by Duolingo.
Instead i like to read the English sentence and figure things out by myself.
But in this case "dog" in English is generally non-gender specific (it can refer to a male or female dog).
So this forces me to look at tge French provided word for dog for me to understand what gender the French expects in this scenario which then ends up giving away the other words at the same time.
Unlike several other languages (including English), the gender of possessive adjectives reflect the possessed noun, rather than the possessor.
So "sa" will mean "her" OR "his" when preceding a feminine noun. While "son" will mean "his" OR "her" when preceding a masculine noun. And lastly, "ses" will mean "his" OR "her" preceding a plural noun of either gender. For example:
- Elle aime son chapeau. = She likes her hat.
- Il aime sa cravate. = He likes his tie.
- Elle aime ses bottes = She likes her boots.
As a final note: ma/mon/mes ("my") and ta/ton/tes "your" will work in the same way! :-)