How to say Whose in French = Dont [+9 Examples]

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn how to say whose in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say whose in French
  • how dont is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to say of whose in French
  • how you can download the Anki files for how to say whose in French

Please refer to the French B2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French B2.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to say of whose in French!

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How to say Whose in French

If you want to say “whose” in French, then you will use the following construction:

  • whose = dont

Have a look at the following examples.

La mère d’Arthur.

Arthur’s mother.

Arthur, dont la mère est vétérinaire.

Arthur’s, whose mother is a veterinarian.

The way that “dont” is used in French, is very similar to how “whose” is used in English.

Often in English, you will not find “whose” to be used with things.

However, in French it is normal to use it with people and with things.

Here are some more examples.

J’ai un ami dont le père est magicien.

I have a friend whose father is a magician.

Lâchez les chaises dont les jambes sont cassées !

Throw away the chairs whose legs are broken.

C’est la fille dont le père est médecin.

That is the girl whose father is a doctor.

C’est l’homme dont le fils est malade.

That’s the man whose son is sick.

C’est la femme dont la voiture est volée.

This is the woman whose car is stolen.

C’est une idée dont le moment est venu.

It’s an idea whose time has come.

Sometimes, dont and the possession can be seperated by a verb.

Charles, dont j’ai vu le fils hier.

Charles, whose son I saw yesterday.

Example Sentences on How to say Whose in French

The final section of this lesson on how to say whose in French is about seeing the dont in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of how to say whose in French through examples.

La mère d’Arthur.

Arthur’s mother.

Arthur, dont la mère est vétérinaire.

Arthur’s, whose mother is a veterinarian.

J’ai un ami dont le père est magicien.

I have a friend whose father is a magician.

Lâchez les chaises dont les jambes sont cassées !

Throw away the chairs whose legs are broken.

C’est la fille dont le père est médecin.

That is the girl whose father is a doctor.

C’est l’homme dont le fils est malade.

That’s the man whose son is sick.

C’est la femme dont la voiture est volée.

This is the woman whose car is stolen.

C’est une idée dont le moment est venu.

It’s an idea whose time has come.

Charles, dont j’ai vu le fils hier.

Charles, whose son I saw yesterday.

Test Your Knowledge on How to say Whose in French

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

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 test as many times as you want. There’s no limit to it!

Anki File for How to say Whose in French

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

By downloading the Anki File for French B2 you can practice every French B2 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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