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"It is my child."

Translation:Het is mijn kind.

October 3, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angelica.d10

why mijn and not mij?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susande

It is either mijn kind or het kind van mij. See full explanation here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3732923


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/beingjennifer

I said "het is van mij kind." So when you use van mij it is after what is being possessed?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susande

Yes van mij/van jou/van haar/van Vincent/etc. comes after the thing that is possessed by mij/jou/haar/Vincent/etc.

  • Het is van mij, kind = It is mine, child.
  • Het is mijn kind = It is my child.

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/beingjennifer

Thank you!! So mijn is my and mij is mine? Just trying to clarify further.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susande
  • mijn = my
  • het is mijn fiets = it is my bike
  • van mij = mine
  • de fiets is van mij = the bike is mine
  • praat je tegen mij? = are you talking to me

See this overview: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3732923


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/beingjennifer

Thank you, Susande!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dylanjdraper

"Mij" is not possessive. It's just the word "me"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Top_Raman

Why not "Dat is mijn kind"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dylanjdraper

"Dat is mijn kind" is "that is my child"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GregDeHaas1

Why not Het zijn mijn kind ? scratch head


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VanHoof666

Ik ben Jij bent Hij/Zij/het is wij zijn jullie zijn zij zijn


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adrian54879

Wat is er mis met "het kind is van mij?"

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