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Possessive Pronouns is the sixteenth (assuming read left to right) skill of the German language tree. In the three lessons of this skill, you are taught the possessive pronouns in the nominative case. You'll also learn how to change them according to gender.

Tips and NotesEdit

Personal Pronouns in the Nominative CaseEdit

A pronoun is a word that represents a noun, like er does for der Mann. In the nominative case, the personal pronouns are simply the grammatical pronouns you already know: ich, du, er, sie, es, wir, ihr, sie, and Sie.

Demonstrative Pronouns in the Nominative CaseEdit

The demonstrative pronouns in English are: this, that, these, and those. In German, the demonstrative pronouns in the nominative case are the same as the definite articles. That means der, die and das can also mean "that (one)" or "this (one)" depending on the gender of the respective noun, and die can mean "these" or "those." For example, if you talk about a certain dog, you could say Der ist schwarz. (that one is black).

LessonsEdit

Lesson 1Edit

  • mein = my
  • dein = your (du)

Lesson 2Edit

  • sein = his, its
  • ihr = her, their

Lesson 3Edit

  • unser = our
  • euer = your (ihr)

ReferencesEdit

Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/de/Possessive-Pronouns

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