Feb 04, 2021 - 12:36 PM
Feb 10, 2021 - 01:47 AM
Unlike in English, in French possessives don't tell you if the "owner" is a man or a woman. They agree in gender and number with the person or object "possessed", so:
His colleague can be either: Son collègue if the colleague is a man, or Sa collègue if the colleague is a woman
His colleagues would be Ses collègues.
And her colleague can also be either: Son collègue if the colleague is a man, or Sa collègue if the colleague is a woman
Her colleagues would also be Ses collègues.
For "ami(e)" though, the possessive is always "son" since it starts with a vowel, so:
His or Her friend = Son ami
His or Her friend(f) = Son amie
His or Her friends = Ses amis
His or Her friends(f) = Ses amies
I know it can be confusing because it's reversed compared to English, and also because we always use "son" before words starting with vowels...so keep it up!
Hope it helps!