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Sin/Sitt

Hi guys. What is the difference between "sin" and "sitt?" Both of them mean his/hers/its. The only difference is that sin also means theirs. Tack så mycket!

Edit- Also between "min" and "mitt." :| :D

2 years ago

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I suggest you Log into Duolingo From your PC then go to possessive section and you should see a detailed Explanation of all the possessives including sin sit sina etc I copied it for you .

Who is kissing whose husband???

Imagine Maria is going for a walk with her husband Erik. On their way, they stumble across Annika and her husband Sven. Annika then suddenly kisses her husband. Which husband is she actually kissing? Her own husband Sven – or Maria’s husband Erik?! This is a crucial question for Swedes, so therefore we use something called reflexive possessive pronouns (only in the third person) which says that “it’s the subject’s”.

Example

Annika kysser sin man Annika kisses her husband Puh, we can rest reassured, no conflict (Swedes are very afraid of conflicts) because sin tells us “it’s the subject’s” (i.e Annika’s) husband. Annika kysser hennes man Annika kisses her husband Oh, oh – we have a problem – this means that Annika is kissing not her own husband but “her” (i.e Maria’s) husband (i.e Erik)! This reflexive possessive pronoun also has three forms – and I daresay you may guess what they look like (and why)! They replace “hans”, “hennes” “dess” and “deras” if the subject is the “owner”.

Sin en-words Sitt ett-words Sina plural

2 years ago

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This helped a lot, thank you :D you're awesome

2 years ago

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Sitt is for Neuter nouns and Sin is for Common nouns. They have the same meaning.

2 years ago

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Awesome, thanks! :) Did you mean neutral, or...

2 years ago

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I dont know much swedish my self but hope this helps.

sitt for Ett words ; like ett äpple . becomes sitt äpple;

sin is for En words like En bok which becomes Sin Bök

sina is the plural for for either of them . like Sina böcker

min mitt follow the same pattern.

hope that helps.

2 years ago

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Exactly what i was thinking....

2 years ago