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?
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
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.
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