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son

English translation of son

sound

The French word for 'sound' is 'son'. It is used in the same way as it is in English, to refer to any noise, musical or otherwise, that you hear. For example, 'J'aime le son de la pluie' means 'I like the sound of the rain'. However, be careful of the masculine or feminine form as it can change the meaning. 'Son' also can be a possessive adjective translates into 'his/her'.


Example sentences using: son

Il a oublié son numéro de téléphone.

English translation of Il a oublié son numéro de téléphone.

He forgot his phone number.

Here, 'son' is translated as 'his'. It's referring to the phone number that belongs to the mentioned person.

Elle a perdu son parapluie.

English translation of Elle a perdu son parapluie.

She lost her umbrella.

In this sentence, 'son' corresponds to the English possessive adjective 'her'. In French, possessive adjectives agree in gender and number with the possessed object, not the possessor.

Son chien est très mignon.

English translation of Son chien est très mignon.

Her dog is very cute.

'Son' in this example is translated as 'her'. It can be both 'his' or 'her' based on the context.

C'est son premier amour.

English translation of C'est son premier amour.

It's his first love.

In this sentence, 'son' stands for 'his'. It refers to this person's first experience of love.

C'est son livre.

English translation of C'est son livre.

This is his book.

In this context, 'son' means 'his'. Each French possessive adjective changes depending on the gender of the item it refers to, not the gender of the person owning that item.

C'est son vélo.

English translation of C'est son vélo.

This is her bicycle.

Here, 'son' means 'her'. Even though 'vélo' is a masculine noun in French, 'son' can be applied to both genders.

C'est son chapeau.

English translation of C'est son chapeau.

This is his hat.

'Son' in this example is also translated as 'his'. It all depends on the context to figure out whether it means 'his' or 'her'.

Son nom est Paul.

English translation of Son nom est Paul.

His name is Paul.

In this context, 'son' is translated as 'his'. 'Son' is used before masculine singular nouns starting with a consonant.

C'est son idée.

English translation of C'est son idée.

This is her idea.

Here, 'son' is used before a feminine singular noun starting with a vowel and is translated as 'her'. 'Son' avoids the awkwardness of the 'sa + vowel' structure.

Il a trouvé son bonheur.

English translation of Il a trouvé son bonheur.

He has found his happiness.

In this context, 'son' is translated as 'his'. It refers to the happiness the man has found that belongs to him.

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