How to Express Possession with Être à [+10 Examples]

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In this grammar lesson, you will learn how to express possession with être à.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • what stress pronouns are
  • how to express possession with être à
  • how être à is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to express possession with être à
  • how you can download Anki files for how to express possession with être à.

Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about this fits in French A1.

By the end of the lesson, you will know all about how to express possession with être à!

Table of Contents

Subject Pronouns versus Stress Pronouns

Subject PronounsStress Pronouns
je
I
moi
me
tu
you
toi
you
il
he
lui
him
elle
she
elle
her
nous
we
nous
us
vous
you
vous
you
ils
they
eux
them
elles
they [all female]
elles
they [all female]

Before we go into discussing how to express possession with être à, please look at the table.

When you want to express possession, you need to use stress pronouns in French.

You are probably used to using subject pronouns, so it is useful to go over the table with stress pronouns.

How to Express Possession with Être à

You can express possession in French in the following way:

  • être à + [moi/toi/lui/elle/nous/vous/eux/elles]

C‘est à moi.

It’s mine.

C’est à toi ?

Is it yours?

La bouteille est à lui.

The bottle is his.

Le téléphone est à elle.

The phone is hers.

C’est à nous d’écrire notre histoire.

It’s up to us to write our story.

La victoire est à vous.

The victory is yours.

Le chien est à eux.

The dog is theirs.

Les clés sont à elles.

The keys are theirs.

Examples Sentences on How to Express Possession with Être à

The final section of this lesson on how to express possession with être à is about seeing the idiom in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to express possession with être à through examples.

C‘est à moi.

It’s mine.

Tout est à moi.

It’s all mine.

Ce cheval est à moi.

This horse is mine.

C’est à toi ?

Is it yours?

La bouteille est à lui.

The bottle is his.

Le téléphone est à elle.

The phone is hers.

C’est à nous d’écrire notre histoire.

It’s up to us to write our story.

La victoire est à vous.

The victory is yours.

Le chien est à eux.

The dog is theirs.

Les clés sont à elles.

The keys are theirs.

Quiz Yourself on How to Express Possession with Être à

It’s not enough just to read the article on this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want.

Anki File for How to Express Possession with Être à

It is important to do the Anki exercises for this lesson so that you can better remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A1, you can practice every French A1 lesson that is on Language Atlas. This is recommended as you will have every lesson that you need. You shouldn’t miss out on the complete learning experience!

You can also choose to just get the Anki File for French A1 Idioms. This only has the idioms for French A1.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or if you don’t know what Anki is, then please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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