Possessive pronouns

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Possessive pronouns

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
ich meiner meine meins
du deiner deine deins
er / es seiner seine seins
sie ihrer ihre ihr(e)s
wir unserer unsere unseres
ihr eurer eure eures
sie / Sie ihrer / Ihrer ihre / Ihre ihr(e)s / Ihr(e)s

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