Which one is correct?

  1. celui do moi, or
  2. celui de mien

Or is it more correct to just use "le mien" instead?

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    Both are incorrect. "Le mien" is correct.
    – Toto
    Commented Feb 25, 2018 at 10:55

1 Answer 1


Celui usually means "this one", "that one", or "the one".

Celui que j'aime, c'est le bleu. The blue one is the one I like.

It is often suffixed with -ci to specify "this" or -là to specify "that".

  • Quel jouet veux-tu ? Which toy do you want?
    - Celui-ci ... le crocodile. This one... the crocodile.
    - Pas celui-là, le joli ours ? Not that one, the nice bear?
    - Pas du tout, maman ! No way, mom!

The way you worded it would mean something like "the one of mine", which is equally impossible in English and French. If you mean "mine", the one you want is le mien.

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