|Basic patterns in German language:
Possessive adjectives in German:
Possessives are words indicate that something belongs to somebody (e.g.
in English: my, your, her).
are used in a similar way in English and in
German. Use the male pronoun "his" to indicate that it belongs to male
person. If something belongs to a female person, you take the female
The problem: In German, the endings of possessive adjectives must agree
in gender and case with the noun that they are linked to, but endings
In the nominative case, the possessive have no endings for masculine
neuter nouns. If it is feminine or plural, "-e" is added to the
In the dative case, the possessive takes the endings -em when referring
to masculine and neuter nouns and -er if the noun is feminine. In the
In the accusative case, the possessive adds "-en" when it appears
a masculine noun. The feminine and plural forms take an extra "-e".
Examples: Possessive adjectives are mein, dein,
unser, euer ....
German "mein" (eng. my):
Other possessive adjectives:
ein (German) - a/an (English)
dein (German) -your (English)
sein (German) - his/its (English)
ihr (German) - her (English)
unser (German) - our (English)
euer (German) - your (English)
ihr (German) - their (English)
kein (German) -no/not any (English)