But sometimes "celles" ... means "these", as in "Celles sont les miennes." Right?

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But sometimes "celles" ... means "these", as in "Celles sont les miennes." Right?

Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Léon ! To express "These are mine", you would actually say "Ce sont les miennes" in French. To say "These ones are mine", you will need to use "Celles-ci / Celles-là sont les miennes": this is the colloquial use here. "Celles sont les miennes" is not correct in French, you need a qualifier (-ci or -là) to specify which alternative you're referring to (these or those). I hope that's helpful! Bonne Année !

But sometimes "celles" ... means "these", as in "Celles sont les miennes." Right?

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