Dies, and others
What are the different forms of "dies"? I consider myself fairly familiar with the German language, but I have a hard time grasping this simple, grammatical word. Any help?
When used as a pronoun, dies doesn't decline:
Dies ist ein Hund.
Dies ist mein Auto.
Dies ist ihre Katze.
Dies sind unsere Häuser.
When used as an adjective (dieser Hund, dieses Auto, diese Katze...), it follows a declension very similar to that of the definite article.
You can look at its declension table on wiktionary.