Now that you know how to introduce yourself, I bet you are wondering : How can I introduce my family in French now? No worries, everything you need to know is right here! Your welcome 🙂
Here is the list of the words you will need to introduce your family in French :
|Les frères et sœurs||Siblings|
Quick reminder : Possessive pronouns indicate that something belongs to somebody. Find below a table with the pronouns and its translation.
|Mon + singular masc. noun||My|
|Ma + singular fem. noun||My|
|Mes + plural noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)||My|
|Ton + singular masc. noun||Your|
|Ta + singular fem. noun||Your|
|Tes + plural noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)||Your|
|Son + singular masc. noun||His/Her/Its|
|Sa + singular fem. noun||His/Her/Its|
|Ses + plural noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)||His/Her/Its|
|Notre + singular noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)||Our|
|Nos + plural noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)||Our|
|Votre + singular noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)||Your|
|Vos + plural noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)||Your|
|Leur + singular noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)||Their|
|Leurs + plural noun (no matter what the gender of the following noun is)||Their|
Did you notice that in French, when we use possessive pronouns, we only care about the noun that is following it. But we do not care about who is owning it : It can be a girl, a man, a dog, or whatever, it won’t influence the pronoun, unlike English. In English, thanks to the pronoun like “Her” for example, we know who is the owner.
Introduce your family in French
If you need to refresh your knowdege on personal pronoun, check this article right here. In French, when we want to introduce somebody, we do not use the corresponding pronoun but we use the neutral form of it. For instance, if you wanted to introduce your mother, in English you would say : “She is my mother” or “This is my mother“. In French, we would say : “C’est ma mère“. We actually would do it the same way for anybody or anything :
C’est mon père (He is my father) / C’est mon chien (It is my dog) / C’est ma voiture (That is my car).
As you can see, in French “c’est” can be translated by many pronouns : he – she – it – that – this.
Let me introduce my family in French
C’est mon mari. Il s’appelle Nicolas. Il est menuisier. Ce sont mes fils. Ils s’appellent Wael et Salim.
Wael a quatre ans (4) et Salim a huit mois (8 months old). J’ai un frère et une sœur. Ils habitent en France.
(Well…If you followed this blog, you know that he is not really my husband! 🙂 But my boyfriend, mon petit-ami)
NB : Ce sont is the plural for C’est.
Now that you know how to introduce your family in French, you might be able to understand this short video on the TV5 Monde website. Let me know if you found it easy to understand, and if you could understand the parts we learned here.
Now it is your turn : can you introduce your family in French in the comments ?