Genitive Pronouns

Pronomen im Genitiv

Introduction Einführung
Genitive pronouns are used to indicate possession or ownership. They are roughly equivalent to saying “my (noun)’s” or “his (noun)’s” in English.

For instance, in English you could say “This is my father’s book” or “This is the book of my father”. In German the sentence would be Dies ist das Buch meines Vaters. Instead of literally translating “of my” as von mein you simply use meiner. Notice also that Vater takes the ~s ending because it is masculine. In the sentence Dies ist das Buch meiner Mutter the feminine noun Mutter does not take the ~s ending.
Singular First-person
Play meines
of my masculine
Play meiner
of my feminine
Second-person
Play deines
of your masculine informal
Play deiner
of your feminine informal
Third-person
Play seines
of his masculine
Play seiner
of his feminine
Play ihres
of her masculine of their masculine
Play ihrer
of her feminine of their feminine
Plural First-person
Play unses
of our masculine
Play unser
of our feminine
Second-person
Play eures
of you alls masculine informal
Play eurer
of you alls feminine informal
Third-person
Play ihres
of her masculine of their masculine
Play ihrer
of her feminine of their feminine
Play Ihres
of your masculine formal of you alls masculine formal
Play Ihrer
of your feminine formal of you alls feminine formal
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