"Her turtle drinks water."
Translation:Haar schildpad drinkt water.
"haar" is the feminine possessive pronoun, so it means "her"
"zijn" is the masculine and neuter possessive pronoun, so it can mean "his" or "its" depending on what it refers to.
I don't understand. The gender of the world, even whatever it is feminine or masculine (instead of using just the common gender) is important to know in order to know which possessive pronoun to use? Or do you mean whatever you are referring to a word usually referred by "Hij", "Het" or "Zij", just like the verbs?
It's just like in English: her turtle = haar schildpad and his turtle = zijn schildpad. The gender of turtle/schildpad does not matter.
Fixing: I meant the gender of the word, not world. I can't edit as I'm using the smartphone version.
Why is this in the sports section?? This very sentence was also present way way earlier in the DL tree.