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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Louisbo121

Need help with Swedish possessives,very confusing

I found Swedish easy until I got to the dreaded possessives,there's so many of them and many of them mean the same thing,such as dina and ditt. Can I just use dina all the time or is it just for formal occasions whereas the other is not?

January 27, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Here are the Swedish possessive adjectives listen in this order:"en-word", "ett-word," "plural"--
my: min, mitt, mina
your (singular, goes with du):din, ditt, dina
his: hans (for all forms)
her: hennes (for all forms)
our: vår, vårt, våra
your (plural, goes with ni): er, ert, era
their: deras (for all forms)
its: dess (for both den and det)
reflexive (goes with sig and refers back): sin, sitt, sina


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

This is so helpful--I have been trying to figure this out for ages, and the app doesn't explain things at all.


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

Ah, thank you! This is so helpful, I’ve been struggling for a while on it! Though, I’ve got to ask you, can you go into a bit more of an explanation on sin, sitt, and sina? Like, how to use them correctly and all?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adham940849

Tack så mycket!

When should we use reflexive, please?


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

The tips and notes section for the lesson explains the differences and even includes a very handy table showing exactly when to use which form. To get you started - it depends on whether you are referencing an "en" or an "ett" word or something plural, not on formality.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Louisbo121

Thanks,didn't know the notes section existed as I only use the app,but very helpful nonetheless


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex784867

I've been looking for the 'tips and notes' section for two days after reading this! Are you able to point me in the right direction, please?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MatheusAlves74

Hey, the "tips and notes" section is right below the lessons in each skill topic. Click on a language skill, where are the lessons; and then scroll down.


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

din- for EN Nouns, ditt - for ETT Nouns, dina for nouns in Plural. You can't say: din bord, cause noun bord is ETT noun. Like you can't say : min lampor cause noun lampor is in plural and you must use dina for plural. You have a lot of grammar on web.


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

This chart has been a quick & handy resource for me. Each row states •English pronoun •Singular form for -en words •Singular form for -ett words •Plural form for most words

Table of Possessive Pronouns

MY – min – mitt – mina YOUR (singular) – din – ditt –dina HIS – hans – hans – hans HER – hennes – hennes – hennes ITS – dess – dess – dess OUR – vår – vårt – våra YOUR (plural/formal) – er – ert – era THEIR – deras – deras – deras


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slick0044

Very helpful thread. Thanks for posting.

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