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Possessive adjectives

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Possessive adjectives describe ownership.

Possessive adjectives

Possessive adjectives show ownership, eg mine/yours/his/hers etc.

Examples of possessive adjectives

  • That's my burger!
  • What have you done with his shoe?

To know which word to pick, you need to know three things:

  • The possessive adjective needed, eg mein/dein/sein etc.
  • What gender the noun is, eg if you want to say 'my dog' make sure you know the gender of Hund.
  • The case your noun is going to be in, ie nominative, accusative, dative or genitive.

Useful vocabulary: possessive adjectives

EnglishGerman
Mymein
Your (singular)dein
Hissein
Herihr
Ourunser
Your (plural)euer
Theirihr
Your (formal)Ihr

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