16.1 Possessive pronouns in German

Possessive pronouns as adjectives
personal pronouns possessive pronouns - adjectival (basic form) possessive pronouns - substantival (basic form)
German English German English German English
ich I mein/e my mein/s/e mine
Du you dein/e your dein/s/e yours
er he sein/e his sein/s/e his
sie she ihr/e her ihr/s/e hers
es it sein/e its sein/s/e its
wir we unser/e our unser/s/e ours
ihr you euer/eure your euers/eure yours
sie they ihr/e their ihr/s/e theirs

personal pronouns - adjectival
German English
Meine Blumen sind rot. My flowers are red.
Du hast grüne Augen You have green eyes.
personal pronouns - substantival  
German English
Meine sind blau. Mine are blue.
Deine sind grün. Yours are green.

Now that you have seen the overview and read that there is said something about basic form, you'll probably already know that there is more to it, since there is the omnipresent declension. But not enough with the declension! We have to consider the gender (in masculine, feminine and neutral) and the number. That makes quite to huge number of declensions only for the possessive pronouns. The accordance of the gender and number is always related to the object that is possessed, but we will see more in detail.

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