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English translation of 'son'

Word Frequency

son 1

[sɔ̃ , sa ]
Word forms: son, sa, plural ses
possessive adjective
1.  (antécédent humain masculin) his
son père his father
Il a perdu son portefeuille. He’s lost his wallet.
Il est parti voir ses grands-parents. He’s gone to see his grandparents.
2.  (antécédent humain féminin) her
son père her father
Elle a perdu son sac. She’s lost her bag.
Delphine a oublié ses baskets. Delphine’s forgotten her trainers.
3.  (valeur indéfinie) one’syour
Il vaut mieux emmener son parapluie car le temps peut être capricieux. You’d be best to take your umbrella as the weather can be unpredictable.
4.  (antécédent non humain) its
la ville et ses alentours the town and its surroundings
Word Frequency

son 2

[sɔ̃ ]
masculine noun
1.  (bruit, volume, qualité sonore) sound
Le son n’est pas très bon. The sound’s not very good.
baisser le son to turn the sound down
2.  [de blé] bran
du pain de son bran bread

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Example Sentences Including 'son'

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Face à la gravité de la situation, la France n'a qu'un devoir : proposer son aide à son plus vieil allié.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
France-Inter a décerné lundi son 29e prix du Livre Inter à Pierre Péju pour " La petite Chartreuse " (éd Gallimard).
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
La meilleure situation est celle où la patiente peut avoir une discussion approfondie avec son médecin de famille, qui doit la conseiller.
Salomon, Jean-Claude Le tissu déchiré. Propos sur la diversité des cancers
Les députés ou sénateurs auraient alors pu entamer son examen en juin ou juillet, sans toutefois l'achever.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2003)
Lucien, garçon de café dans un bistrot du quartier, son homme, son vieux complice, son mari à éclipses.
Sarraute, Claude Mademoiselle s'il vous plaît
Non, celui -là, c'est un qu'on a jeté à la poubelle dans la cour de son immeuble.
Sarraute, Claude Mademoiselle s'il vous plaît
On sait déjà depuis longtemps qu'il est nécessaire de fractionner son alimentation en prenant trois repas par jour.
Marie Claire

Trends of 'son'

Extremely Common. son is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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'son' in Other Languages

British English: bran /bræn/ NOUN
Bran consists of small brown flakes that are left when wheat grains have been used to make white flour.
...oat bran.
  • American English: bran
  • Arabic: نُخالَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: farelo
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: mekinje
  • Czech: otruby
  • Danish: klid
  • Dutch: zemelen
  • European Spanish: salvado
  • Finnish: lese
  • French: son céréale
  • German: Kleie
  • Greek: πίτουρο
  • Italian: crusca
  • Japanese: ふすま 小麦外皮
  • Korean: 왕겨
  • Norwegian: kli
  • Polish: otręby
  • European Portuguese: farelo
  • Romanian: tărâță
  • Russian: отруби
  • Latin American Spanish: salvado
  • Swedish: kli
  • Thai: รำข้าว
  • Turkish: kepek
  • Ukrainian: висівки
  • Vietnamese: cám
British English: her /hɜː; hə; ə/ DETERMINER
You use her to say that something belongs to a woman or a girl.
I borrowed her pen.
  • American English: her
  • Arabic: خَاصّ بِالـمُفْرَدَة الغَائِبَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dela
  • Chinese: 她的
  • Croatian: njezin
  • Czech: její
  • Danish: sin must be used in certain grammar constructions
  • Dutch: haar
  • European Spanish: su ella
  • Finnish: hänen naispuolinen
  • French: son possession
  • German: ihr
  • Greek: δικός της
  • Italian: suo
  • Japanese: 彼女の
  • Korean: 그 여자의
  • Norwegian: hennes
  • Polish: jej
  • European Portuguese: dela
  • Romanian: al/a/ai/ale ei
  • Russian: ее
  • Latin American Spanish: su de ella
  • Swedish: hennes
  • Thai: ของหล่อน
  • Turkish: onu, ona kadın
  • Ukrainian: її
  • Vietnamese: của chị ấy
British English: his /hɪz; ɪz/ DETERMINER
You use his to say that something belongs to a man or a boy.
He showed me his new football.
  • American English: his
  • Arabic: خَاصَّتُهُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dele
  • Chinese: 他的
  • Croatian: njegov
  • Czech: jeho
  • Danish: sin to be used in certain grammar constructions
  • Dutch: zijn
  • European Spanish: su él
  • Finnish: hänen miespuolinen
  • French: son possession
  • German: sein
  • Greek: δικός του
  • Italian: suo
  • Japanese: 彼の
  • Korean: 그의
  • Norwegian: hans
  • Polish: jego
  • European Portuguese: dele
  • Romanian: al lui
  • Russian: его
  • Latin American Spanish: su
  • Swedish: hans
  • Thai: ของเขา
  • Turkish: onunki erkek
  • Ukrainian: його
  • Vietnamese: của anh ấy
British English: its /ɪts/ DETERMINER
You use its to say that something belongs to a thing or an animal.
The lion lifted its head.
  • American English: its
  • Arabic: ضَمِيرُ الـمُلْكِيَّةُ لِلْمُفْرَدِ الغَائِبِ غَيْرِ العَاقِلِ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: dele
  • Chinese: 它的
  • Croatian: njegov
  • Czech: jeho
  • Danish: dens
  • Dutch: ervan
  • European Spanish: su ello
  • Finnish: sen
  • French: son possession
  • German: sein
  • Greek: δικός του ουδέτερο
  • Italian: suo
  • Japanese: それの
  • Korean: 그것의
  • Norwegian: dens
  • Polish: jego
  • European Portuguese: dele
  • Romanian: lui
  • Russian: свою
  • Latin American Spanish: su
  • Swedish: dess
  • Thai: ของมัน
  • Turkish: onun
  • Ukrainian: свій
  • Vietnamese: của nó
British English: pitch /pɪtʃ/ NOUN
sound The pitch of a sound is how high or low it is.
He raised his voice to an even higher pitch.
  • American English: pitch sound
  • Arabic: طَبَقَةُ صَوْت
  • Brazilian Portuguese: intensidade som
  • Chinese: 定调
  • Croatian: visina glasa
  • Czech: výška hlasu
  • Danish: tonehøjde
  • Dutch: toonhoogte
  • European Spanish: tono
  • Finnish: äänenkorkeus
  • French: son tonalité
  • German: Tonhöhe
  • Greek: ύψος τόνου
  • Italian: tono
  • Japanese: 調子
  • Korean: 음높이
  • Norwegian: tonehøyde
  • Polish: tonacja
  • European Portuguese: intensidade som
  • Romanian: ton
  • Russian: тон
  • Latin American Spanish: tono
  • Swedish: tonhöjd
  • Thai: ระดับเสียง
  • Turkish: perde ses
  • Ukrainian: діапазон
  • Vietnamese: độ cao âm thanh
British English: sound /saʊnd/ NOUN
A sound is something that you hear.
He heard the sound of a car engine outside.
  • American English: sound
  • Arabic: صَوْت
  • Brazilian Portuguese: som
  • Chinese: 声音
  • Croatian: zvuk
  • Czech: zvuk
  • Danish: lyd
  • Dutch: geluid
  • European Spanish: sonido
  • Finnish: ääni
  • French: son bruit
  • German: Klang
  • Greek: ήχος
  • Italian: suono
  • Japanese:
  • Korean: 소리
  • Norwegian: lyd
  • Polish: dźwięk
  • European Portuguese: som
  • Romanian: sunet
  • Russian: звук
  • Latin American Spanish: sonido
  • Swedish: ljud
  • Thai: เสียง
  • Turkish: ses
  • Ukrainian: звук
  • Vietnamese: âm thanh
British English: one's /wʌnz/ DETERMINER
You use one's to show that something belongs to people in general.
It is natural to want to care for one's family and children.
  • American English: one's
  • Arabic: خاضّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: seu, seus
  • Chinese: 某人的
  • Croatian: svoj
  • Czech: svůj
  • Danish: ens
  • Dutch: zijn
  • European Spanish: propio
  • Finnish: yksi, yksi jstak tietystä ryhmästä, yksi monista, toinen
  • French: son
  • German: man
  • Greek: δικός μου
  • Italian: proprio
  • Japanese: 一般的な人を指す所有格
  • Korean: ~이라는 사람의 소유격
  • Norwegian: ens
  • Polish: swój
  • European Portuguese: seu
  • Romanian: al său
  • Russian: наше
  • Latin American Spanish: de uno
  • Swedish: ens
  • Thai: คำแสดงความเป็นเจ้าของ
  • Turkish: kişinin
  • Ukrainian: чийсь
  • Vietnamese: của ai

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