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"Dieser Hund ist mein."

February 14, 2013

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/smosh123

why is "this" in female form(Dieser), but "mine" in male form (Mein)? are there any rules or just random ??

February 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Menschenkind

'Dieser' is masculine, since it's 'der Hund'. 'Diese' is feminine. 'mein' is nominative.

February 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/smosh123

oh i get it. thanks :)

February 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian

I'm not sure if "mein" is used correctly here. It sounds quirky at best.

February 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Menschenkind

Therefore the whole sentence does, in my opinion. Would you actually say that? Starting from the english sentence, I would've suggested to say: Dieser Hund gehört mir. Maybe if you wanted to keep it simple: 'Das ist mein Hund'.

February 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian

Agreed.

February 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JAM_PT

there is another sentence with "dieser Hund ist meiner" !!

April 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

"Dieser Hund ist meiner" is fine.

April 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

Agree with both of you. 'Dieser Hund ist mein' sounds like some local dialect.

February 14, 2013
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