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"Dat is ons dier."

Translation:That is our animal.

July 20, 2014



What is the difference between "ons" and "onze" ? thanks


In the case of this sentence, "ons" for het-nouns and "onze" for de-nouns. Use this when the noun follows the possessive pronoun. However, in other sentence structures, it can be different. For example, it is "van ons" no mater the gender and "de/het onze" with only the article changing depending on the gender. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3732923


Thanks for the answer!


I still don't understand i think. Lets use an example: that is our horse. "Dat is ons paard"? Because "Paard" is neuter?


I think the example should have this written on it. It's not something is crystal clear immediately


Can someone help me to understand why you sometimes use "van" and sometimes not? For example, why is this not "her dier is van ons"

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