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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?

June 26, 2017



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.

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