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French Pronouns

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Pronouns are words that substitute for nouns. There are many different kinds of pronouns, but they can be divided into two main categories: personal, which you'll learn about on this page, and impersonal, explained on page 2. This summary will give you an idea of the different kinds of French pronouns; click the links for detailed lessons and examples.


What are personal pronouns? Don't take it personally - "personal" simply means that these pronouns change according to the grammatical person that they represent. This table summarizes the five different kinds of French personal pronouns; for more information, click the column headings to go to the relevant lesson:

Subject Direct Object Indirect Object Reflexive Stressed
   je    me*    me*    me*    moi
   tu    te*    te*    te*    toi
   il
   elle
   on
   le
   la
   lui    se    lui
   elle
   soi
   nous    nous    nous    nous    nous
   vous    vous    vous    vous    vous
   ils
   elles
   les    leur    se    eux
   elles
         
*In the imperative, me and te sometimes change to moi and toi - learn more.
 
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   Personal pronouns
   Impersonal pronouns
   Alphabetical list of all pronouns
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