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Hans/honom/sin??

Hello!

I don't understand the differences between hans, honom and sin/sitt/sina (I do understand sin is for en-words, sitt for ett-words and sina for plural). Can someone please tell me when you have to use what? I have the same problem with henne, hennes and sin/sitt/sina.

Thanks!

3 years ago

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Honom and henne are the same as "him" and "her" in English, for example: Han/hon ser mig - He/she sees me vs. Jag ser honom/henne - I see him/her. Hans and hennes are the possessive pronouns for han and hon respectively, equivalent to "his" and "her" in English. Sin/sitt/sina is also a possessive third person pronoun, but used for something possessed by the subject; ex. Han tvättar sin hund - He washes his (own) dog vs. Han tvättar hans hund - He washes his (not his own) dog. If you're still confused I'd recommend looking at the tips and notes for the possessives skill on the Swedish course, which does a better job of explaining it than I can: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/sv/Possessives

3 years ago

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Thanks, I understand!!

3 years ago

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genius! same question solved

6 days ago