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Pronouns (German)

This article deals with the pronouns. It explains what is meant by a pronoun, what types of pronouns there are and how to decline (inflect) them. For a better understanding there are examples and there is a test for the pronouns. This article belongs to our area German.


Pronouns are called pronouns and they serve two purposes. They either stand for a noun (substitute) or they accompany a noun and thus define it more precisely (companion).

Examples Deputy and companion:
Susi has a new Automobile. You particularly like it his Colour. Because it's blue. The is your Favourite colour. Any It doesn't have any extras. you always says: "The main thing it moves."

There are seven different types of pronouns: personal pronouns (personal pronoun: I, you), possessive pronouns (possessive pronoun: my, your), reflexive pronoun (back-referring pronoun: me, you), demonstrative pronoun (indicative pronoun: this, that), indefinite pronoun ( indefinite pronoun: one, some), relative pronoun (related pronoun: die, what, which) and interrogative pronoun (question pronoun: who, which). We'll go into each of them below.

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Personal pronouns

The personal pronoun is the personal pronoun. It acts as a substitute for nouns. The personal pronouns are: I, you, he, you, it, we, you, you. The following table shows how they are declined.

Examples of personal pronouns:

  • Yesterday I climbed a tree. He's in the neighbors' garden.
  • I like you.
  • We were praised by him.

You can find more under Personal Pronouns under Personal Pronouns Tasks / Exercises.

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possessive pronouns


The possessive pronoun is the possessive pronoun. There are ownership structures (our House), although it is not always about real property (Da comes my Train.). It almost always accompanies nouns. There are as many possessive pronouns as there are personal pronouns. They are: my, your, be, you, be, our, your, your. The following table shows how they are declined.

Examples of possessive pronouns:

  • There's a cap there. It is my.
  • Where is yours Cat?
  • Our Neighbors are having a barbecue today.
  • The class says goodbye to her Teacher.
  • Get your Books out!
  • Because of yours I have to behave yours Call parents.

More on this under Possessive Pronouns and Possessive Pronoun Tests (tasks and exercises).

reflexive pronouns

The reflexive pronoun is the referring pronoun and indicates that something is referring back to the subject. Subject and object are therefore the same (I happy me.). It is formed largely like the personal pronoun, only in the 3rd person dative and accusative is the form "sich".

Examples of reflexive pronouns:

  • I help me already myself.
  • your have to to you read the text carefully.
  • He do yourself fancy.

More on this under Reflexive Pronouns and Reflexive Pronoun Tests (Tasks and Exercises).

Demonstrative pronouns

The demonstrative pronoun is the indicative pronoun. It is either the selecting and reinforcing companion of a noun or its substitute (like the personal pronoun). The demonstrative pronouns include: this, this, that, the, the one, (a) such, same and self.

Examples of demonstrative pronouns:

  • companion: Can you this Repair the sink? We go in same Class. I like such Things don't.
  • Deputy: The onewhoever solves the task first has no homework. These is very difficult. If I catch the one! Self is the woman!

More on this under Demostrative Pronouns and Demonstrative Pronouns Tasks / Exercises.

Indefinite pronouns

The indefinite pronoun is the indefinite pronoun and generally designates sets of something that are not defined in more detail. It can be a deputy or a companion. The indefinite pronouns include: one, any one, anyone, someone, some, none, everyone, anyone, any, lots, little, all, some, quite a few, any, a, something, man, anything, Nothing and nobody. In principle, indefinite pronouns can be declined, except man, something and Nothing.

Examples of indefinite pronouns:

  • Deputy: I do not trust each. Everyone does that. None cares about me. give me anything. That wants nobody knowledge.
  • companion: At some Days I can do anything. Alles my thoughts are with her. The children do much Noise. There can one nothing do.

More on this under indefinite pronouns and indefinite pronouns tasks / exercises.

relative pronoun

The relative pronoun is the referring pronoun and depends on a referential word to which it refers. It is mostly a deputy and rarely a companion. It introduces a subordinate clause. The relative pronouns include: which one, the, who, with the.

Examples of relative pronouns:

  • The car, which one driving there is red.
  • These are the flowers the I have sown.
  • All people, with whom we spoke were very friendly.
  • I know, which one Sweater you might like. (Companion)

More on this under Relative Pronouns and Relative Pronouns Tasks / Exercises.

Interrogative pronouns

The interrogative pronoun is the proverb. It introduces a question and can be a substitute or companion. Interrogative pronouns include: who, What, which one, what a.

Examples of interrogative pronouns:

  • Deputy: What You said? Which one it's for me? who did the bell ring? Whom does this jacket belong to? Whom do you want to meet later?
  • companion: Which Pen do you want What a Soup is that? Which Door is the right one?

More on this under Interrogative Pronouns and Interrogative Pronouns Tasks / Exercises.


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