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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Hi everyone, I'm Eric.
Yasmine: And I'm Yasmine.
Eric: And welcome to Must-Know French Sentence Structures, Season 1, Lesson 8. Asking About Ownership.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for asking about ownership.
PATTERN
Eric: For example, "Whose umbrella is this?"
Yasmine: À qui appartient ce parapluie?
Yasmine: [slow] À qui appartient ce parapluie?
Eric: The pattern for asking about ownership has 3 elements. First, the pronoun "whose."
Yasmine: À qui.
Eric: Second, the verb "to belong to," conjugated in the third person singular.
Yasmine: appartient.
Eric: Third, the subject, in this case "this umbrella."
Yasmine: ce parapluie.
Eric: Altogether, we have "Whose umbrella is this?"
Yasmine: À qui appartient ce parapluie? [slow] À qui appartient ce parapluie? [normal] À qui appartient ce parapluie?
Eric: First you have the pronoun "whose," followed by a verb conjugated in the third person, most often "to belong to" or "to be," then a word meaning "this" or "these," and then a noun.
Yasmine: À qui appartient ce parapluie?
Eric: So remember, to ask about ownership, start with the pronoun "whose," followed by the verb "to belong to" or "to be," and the belonging you want to know about.
Eric: Here's another example meaning, "Whose jacket is this?" First, pronoun "whose."
Yasmine: À qui.
Eric: Second, the verb "to be," conjugated in the third person singular.
Yasmine: est.
Eric: Third, the subject, in this case "this jacket."
Yasmine: cette veste.
Eric: Altogether we have...
Yasmine: À qui est cette veste? [slow] À qui est cette veste? [normal] À qui est cette veste?
Eric: "Whose jacket is this?"
[pause]
Yasmine: À qui est cette veste?
Eric: How do you say - "Whose eraser is this?" To give you a hint, "eraser" is...
Yasmine: gomme. [slow] gomme. [normal] gomme.
Eric: "Whose eraser is this?"
[pause]
Yasmine: À qui appartient cette gomme? [slow] À qui appartient cette gomme? [normal] À qui appartient cette gomme?
[pause]
Yasmine: À qui appartient cette gomme?
REVIEW
Eric: Let's review the sentences from this lesson. I’ll give you the English equivalent of the phrase, and you’re responsible for shouting it out loud in French. Here we go.
Eric: "Whose umbrella is this?"
[pause]
Yasmine: À qui appartient ce parapluie?
[pause]
Yasmine: À qui appartient ce parapluie?
Eric: "Whose jacket is this?"
[pause]
Yasmine: À qui est cette veste?
[pause]
Yasmine: À qui est cette veste?
Eric: "Whose eraser is this?"
[pause]
Yasmine: À qui appartient cette gomme?
[pause]
Yasmine: À qui appartient cette gomme?

Outro

Eric: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for asking about ownership, as in...
Yasmine: À qui appartient ce parapluie?
Eric: meaning "Whose umbrella is this?"
Eric: You can find more vocab or phrases that go with this sentence pattern in the lesson notes. So please be sure to check them out on FrenchPod101.com. Thanks, everyone, see you next time!
Yasmine: A la prochaine!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Try translating this question, "Whose is this?"

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Doris
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À qui est celui-ci ?