Possessive pronouns in the nominative

Possessive pronouns such as meiner (mine), deiner (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 mein(e)s. (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 seinerseinesein(e)s
sie / Sieihrer / Ihrerihre / Ihreihr(e)s / Ihr(e)s

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