Personal pronoun – pronom personnel
Let's Define It!
What's an *personal pronoun*?
In French, we call them pronoms personnels.
They usually come in the shape of subject pronouns or object pronouns, i.e., they remplace nouns representing people and things.
Every personal pronoun is marked for gender and number with respect to the noun it replaces.
As subjects, personal pronouns are as follows: je, tu, il/elle/on, nous, vous, ils/elles
As objects, personal pronouns are as follows: me/m'/moi, te/t'/toi, le/l'/lui, nous, vous, les/leur.
As stressed/disjunctive pronouns, personal pronouns are as follows: moi, toi, lui, elle, nous, vous, eux, elles.
Let's Pronounce It!
What does it sound like in French?
Let's Have an Example or Two!
Can a little reinforcement do the trick?
Below, see some French sentences including a personal pronoun or several. They will be underlined for convenience.
- Nous étions tous présents à la fête. We were all present at the party.
- Me prêteras tu ton vélo? Will you lend me your bicycle?
- Marc n'est plus un enfant. Il est maintenant adolescent. Mark is no longer a child. He is now a teenager.
- Je suis en bonne santé. Et toi? I am in good health. And you?