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Possessive pronouns such as meins (mine), deins (yours) or unsere (ours) replace a noun that has been mentioned previously. They must have the same gender as that noun.
-Ist das dein Hotel? -Ja, das ist meins. (das Hotel, neutrum = meins, neutrum)
-Is this your hotel? -Yes, it's mine. (the ‑s ending of meins corresponds to the neuter das Hotel)
-Gehört ihm die Tasche? -Ja, das ist seine. (die Tasche, feminin = seine, feminin)
-Does the bag belong to him? -Yes, it's his. (the ‑e ending of seine corresponds to the feminine die Tasche)
Possessive pronouns take the same endings as definite articles (der, die and das):
|Maskulin||Feminin / Plural||Neutrum|
|er / es||seiner||seine||seins|
|sie / Sie||ihrer / Ihrer||ihre / Ihre||ihr(e)s / Ihr(e)s|
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