Needing to show possession of body part

HelenA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Needing to show possession of body part

Are these both correct for saying, I wish my hair was thick: "Je me souhaite que les cheveux soient épais" or, " Je souhaite que mes cheveux soient epais?" Can you make basically any verb pronomial by adding reflexis pronouns and then know who's "body part" you're talking about? Thank you!
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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
This would need the input of a native speaker for a definitive answer. But since German treats posession of body parts similarly to French, I am going to venture a guess. In this case I would the posessive "mes cheveux". -- Chris (not a native speaker).
HelenA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Thank you, Chris! I really appreciate your help. Hopefully, Aurelie will chime in here:)
CécileKwiziq team member
J'aimerais / je souhaite que mes cheveux soient épais is correct. You could say j'aimerais avoir les cheveux épais too. You cannot make a reflexive in this case .
HelenA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
VERY helpful! Thank you!

Needing to show possession of body part

Are these both correct for saying, I wish my hair was thick: "Je me souhaite que les cheveux soient épais" or, " Je souhaite que mes cheveux soient epais?" Can you make basically any verb pronomial by adding reflexis pronouns and then know who's "body part" you're talking about? Thank you!

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