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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



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


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


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?


Tack så mycket!

When should we use reflexive, please?


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.


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


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?


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.


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.


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


Very helpful thread. Thanks for posting.

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