"Han har koppen din."

Translation:He has your cup.

June 28, 2015

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He better give it back.


Whats the difference between din and ditt


Gender. Din is masculine/feminine, ditt is neuter.


And di is feminine but in the you-dont-have-to-use-it way (like the article ei)?


It's a package deal: If you use the feminine declination of the noun, then you need to follow up with the feminine possessive, while if you opt for the masculine declination, you go masculine for the possessive as well.


So if you said hun then the sentence would be hun har koppen di.?


No, the gender of the possessive pronoun matches the one of the noun that is being possessed, not the one possessing. Femenine words in Norwegian can be declined either as feminine or as masculine words. Using a feminine word, such as avis (newspaper), as an exemple, it would be either "Han har avisen din" or "Han har avisa di", meaning "He has your newspaper". Changing the possessor to the feminine doesn't affect the possessive, it would still be "Hun har avisen din" or "Hun har avisa di", meaning "She has your newspaper".


do we have to put an -en at the end of kopp if it's followed by a possessive pronoun?


Yes. Not if the possessive is before, you could say "din kopp", but that's not the preferred way of saying it.


Din kopp for one of your cups, but not one inparticular. Koppen din for a specific cup which is yours.


You can say either "din kopp" or "koppen din", but the latter is preferred.


What is the difference between "din kopp" and "koppen din"? Thank you


How do I know how which is a femenine masculine, or neuter noun?


You need to memorise the gender with the noun. If you get into the habit of learning each noun with its indefinite article, you'll be able to tell the gender from that: "en sko" (m), "ei sol" (f), "et hav" (n).

There are a few rules matching endings to grammatical gender, but they only work for select loanwords, so it's best to get into the habit of committing the articles to memory.


What's the difference between Di and Din?


"Di" is used with feminine singulars, and "din" is used with masculine singulars.


Did he wear it yet? Because I don't want it back if he did...

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