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