How to translate the following

AndreaA2Kwiziq community member

How to translate the following

She loves her parent,  versus, She loves her parents. I felt it should be 'Elle aime son parent" and in the plural, " Elle aime ses parents". I cannot understand why both reverso and google keep giving me the translation with 'ses" for BOTH forms.

Asked 5 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Andrea,

‘Elle aime son parent‘ doesn’t sound right in French . You would have to specify which one -

Elle aime sa mère 

Elle aime son père

But although the word ‘parent’ does exist in French in the singular form, its use is restrictive as meaning often ‘mother or father’ or ‘relative’.

e.g.

Un enfant doit être accompagné d’un parent A child must be accompanied by a parent

C’est un parent proche d’elle = He /she is a close relative of hers

Hope this helps!

LauraKwiziq team member

Bonjour Andrea,

My guess is that they are both assuming "parent" is a typo, so they "correct" it to parents and translate that.

How to translate the following

She loves her parent,  versus, She loves her parents. I felt it should be 'Elle aime son parent" and in the plural, " Elle aime ses parents". I cannot understand why both reverso and google keep giving me the translation with 'ses" for BOTH forms.

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