French Pronouns

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French Pronouns

Learning the French Pronouns is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the French language. But first we need to know what the role of Pronouns is in the structure of the grammar in French.

French pronouns include personal pronouns (refer to the persons speaking, the persons spoken to, or the persons or things spoken about), indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns (connect parts of sentences) and reciprocal or reflexive pronouns (in which the object of a verb is being acted on by verb's subject).

Grammar Tips:

In English personal pronouns are (I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they), and (me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them), In French, the personal pronouns are:

Je (I), tu (you), il (he), elle (she), 

Nous (we), ils (they masc.), elles (they fem.)

Examples: je joue (I play), tu joues (you play), il joue (he plays), elle joue (she plays), nous jouons (we play), vous jouez (you play), ils jouent (they play), elles jouent (they play).


Indirect Object Pronouns:

Indirect object pronouns are words that replace the indirect object, which is usually a person.

Moi (me), toi (you), lui (him, her, you (formal), nous (us), vous (you), leur (them):

Example: Donne moi le livre (give me the book).


Possessive Pronouns:

Mien (mine masc.), mienne (mine fem.), mes (mine, plural masc.), mes (mine, plural fem.), tien/tienne (yours), son / sa (his, hers), notre /nos (ours), votre / vos (yours), ses (theirs).

Here are some examples:

English PronounsFrench Pronouns
youvous (polite) /tu (for friends/family etc.)
weon (pourrait être utiliser aussi)
minele mien
yoursle vôtre
hisle sen
hersla sienne
oursle nôtre
theirsles leurs

Notice the structure of the Pronouns in French.

List of Pronouns in French

Below is a list of the Personal pronouns, indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns, reciprocal or reflexive pronouns in French placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your French vocabulary.

English PronounsFrench Pronouns
I speakJe parle
you speakvous parlez
he speaksil parle
she speakselle parle
we speakNous parlons
they speakils parlent
give medonnez-moi
give youvous donner
give himlui donner
give herlui donner
give usnous
give themleur donner
my bookmon livre
your bookvotre livre
his bookson livre
her bookson livre
our booknotre livre
their bookleur livre

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