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Notre, nos, votre, vos, leur, leurs = our, your, their (possessive adjectives)

Look at these examples:

Ils aiment leurs parents.They love their parents.

Nous promenons notre chien.We walk our dog.

Vous faites vos devoirs.You do your homework.

Pouvez-vous apporter vos chaussures, s'il-vous-plaît?Can you bring your shoes please?

Vous avez passé votre examen.You took your exam.

Nous avons nos passeports.We have our passports.

Notice that to express our, your and their, you use the possessive adjectives notre/nos, votre/vos, leur/leurs, as following:

 

  Singular Plural
our notre
nos
your (vous) votre
vos
their leur
leurs

Note the similarity of the forms.


IMPORTANT: The first letter is determined by the owner (n =our; v =your, l =their) etc. but the rest of the adjective is related to the number of the thing that is possessed.

More Possessive Adjectives

Mon, ma, mes; ton, ta, tes; son, sa, ses = my; your; his / her (possessive adjectives)

and also the more advanced

Common mistakes with mon/ma/mes, ton/ta/tes and son/sa/ses (possessive adjectives)

Using "mon" rather than "ma" with feminine nouns starting with a vowel or mute h (possessive adjectives)

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Nous avons nos passeports.We have our passports.
Ils aiment leurs parents.They love their parents.
Vous avez passé votre examen.You took your exam.
Nous promenons notre chien.We walk our dog.
Pouvez-vous apporter vos chaussures, s'il-vous-plaît?Can you bring your shoes please?
Vous faites vos devoirs.You do your homework.
Vive le vent, vive le vent,
Vive le vent d'hiver,
Qui rapporte aux vieux enfants,
Leurs souvenirs d'hier, oh !
Long live the wind, long live the wind,
Long live the winter wind,
Which brings to old kids,
Their memories of yesterday, oh!
Getting that for you now.