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Lesson 3 - Me and My Family
What is it?

The possesive pronouns are personal pronouns demonstrating ownership eg: my, your, his, etc.

1st Sing
minmy/mine
pron en
mitmy/mine
pron et
minemy/mine
pron plur
2nd Sing
dinyour(s)
pron en
dityour(s)
pron et
dineyour(s)
pron plur
3rd Sing
hanshis
pron
hendesher(s)
pron
densits
pron en
detsits
pron et
sinhis/hers/its
(show note..) reflexive possesive pronoun
sithis/hers/its
(show note..) reflexive possesive pronoun
sinehis/hers/its
(show note..) reflexive possesive pronoun
1st Plur
voresour(s)
pron
2nd Plur
jeresyour(s)
pron
3rd Plur
derestheir(s)
pron
The Rules

Only min, din and sin change according to the noun class and number (sing or plur) of the object.

All the other possesive pronouns remain the same regardless of noun class and number.

SingularPlural
Common (en)min/din/sin [obj]mine/dine/sine [obj]
Neuter (et)mit/dit/sit [obj]

Please note!

dens and dets

The noun class indication for dens and dets does not refer to the object but to the subject itself.

Please consider the following: Hundens legetøj (The dog's toy). Rewrite that and it will become dens legetøj (its toy). As hund is Common noun class (en) you use den not det.

Also note!

The Reflexive Possesive Pronoun - sin, sit and sine

You use these pronouns when you refer back to the subject in the sentence. Consider the following: Mette lagde sine bøger på bordet (Mette put her books on the table).

This means that Mette is putting her own books down. If it had said: Mette lagde hendes bøger på stolen it would refer to another girl's books.

Examples
Mine
Min bilMy car
Yours
Din bilYou car
Mit husMy house
Dit husYour house
Jeres husYour house
Plural
Mine pengeMy money
Dine pengeYour money
Vores børnOur children
Deres huseTheir houses
His and hers
Hans kæresteHis girlfriend
Hendes kæresteHer boyfriend
Dens and dets
Dens legetøjIts toy
(show note..) When refering to a dog ('en hunds legetøj')
Dets boIts habitat
(show note..) When refering to a bug ('et insekts bo')
Sin, sit and sine
Maria lagde sine bøger på bordetSusan put her books on the table
(show note..) Refering to her own books
Susan så Maria lægge sine bøger på bordetSusan saw Maria put her books on the table
(show note..) Still refering to Maria's books
Susan lagde hendes bøger på bordetSusan put her books on the table
(show note..) Now Susan is putting Maria's books on the table
Drengen læser sin bogThe boy is reading his book
Hunden spiser sit kødbenThe dog is eating its bone