German Pronouns

German Pronouns

If you're trying to learn German Pronouns you will find some useful resources including a course about Personal pronouns, indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns, reciprocal or reflexive pronouns... to help you with your German grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn German. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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German Pronouns

Learning the German Pronouns is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you practice the subject, the closer you get to mastering the German language. But first we need to know what the role of Pronouns is in the structure of the grammar in German.

German pronouns include personal pronouns (refer to the persons speaking, the persons spoken to, or the persons or things spoken about), indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns (connect parts of sentences) and reciprocal or reflexive pronouns (in which the object of a verb is being acted on by verb's subject). Here are some examples:

English PronounsGerman Pronouns
PronounsPronomen
IIch
youdu, Sie (Höflichkeitsform)
heer
shesie
wewir
theysie
memir, mich
youdir, dich, Ihnen, Sie
himihm, ihn
herihr, sie
usuns
themihnen, sie
mymein, meine
yourdein, deine, Ihr, Ihre
hissein, seine
herihr, ihre
ourunser, unsere
theirihr, ihre
minemeins
yoursdeins, Ihres
hisseins
hersihres
oursunseres
theirsihres

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Pronouns in German has a logical pattern. Locate the Pronouns above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in German.

List of Pronouns in German

Below is a list of the Personal pronouns, indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns, reciprocal or reflexive pronouns in German placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your German vocabulary.

English PronounsGerman Pronouns
I speakich spreche
you speakdu sprichst, Sie sprechen
he speakser spricht
she speakssie spricht
we speakwir sprechen
they speaksie sprechen
give megib mir, geben Sie mir
gebe dir, gebe Ihnen
give himgebe ihm, gib ihm
give hergebe ihr, gib ihr
give usgib uns, geben Sie uns
give themgebe ihnen, gib ihnen
my bookmein Buch
your bookdein Buch, Ihr Buch
his booksein Buch
her bookihr Buch
our bookunser Buch
their bookihr Buch

Personal pronouns, indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns, reciprocal or reflexive pronouns have a very important role in German, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with German Pronouns, you might want to check the rest of our German lessons here: Learn German. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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