French Homophones

When it comes to writing, French is a very tricky language, even for native speakers who make spelling mistakes themselves. Moreover, the homophones don’t make it easier for learners: c’est, sait, ses, ces… same sound but so many different spellings, meanings and grammatical uses! Let’s have a look at the most difficult homophones to help you master the French language!

a/à

a is the conjugated form of the third-person singular of the verb avoir: il a une voiture.

à is a preposition introducing an object: il va à la maison.

la/l’a/là

la is a feminine definite article and personal pronoun: va acheter la robe et amène-la ici.

l’a is a contraction between the verb avoir and the pronoun le or la: Pierre a acheté la robe -> Pierre l’a achetée.

is an adverb designating a place or a time: il est .

Check out this quiz to make sure you master the previous homophones.

 

s’est/c’est

s’est is a contraction between the pronoun se and the conjugated form of the third-person singular of the verb être: il s’est fait mal.

c’est is a contraction between the demonstrative pronoun cela and the conjugated form of the third-person singular of the verb être: c’est très beau.

ses/ces

ses is a possessive determiner, it is the plural form of son and sa: ses cheveux sont brilliants.

ces is a demonstrative adjective (those): ces sacs sont en soldes.

sais/sait

sais is the conjugated form of the second-person singular of the verb savoir: tu sais tout.

sait is the conjugated form of the third-person singular of the verb savoir: elle sait ce qu’il a fait.

Take this quiz to train yourself using these homophones.

 

sa/ça

sa is a possessive determiner, it is the feminine form: sa maison est grande.

ça is a demonstrative adjective. It is the colloquial form of cela: ça fait mal.

You can also find fun quizzes about English homophones and homonyms.

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