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Created by Lucas Kern

Basic Lesson No 23

Our – Your – Their – in German

Here is the continuation of lesson No 22 because we have a few possessive pronouns left. 🙂

This time I’m going to show you how to use the words: our, your and their in German. I recommend repeating Basic Lesson No 18 and Basic Lesson No 22 before you do this lesson.

Basic German Lesson 1 and 2

unser(e), euer/eure / ihr(e)

We use unser, euer, and ihr when these words refer to a noun with a masculine or neuter article.

der Opa (der = masculine article)
Baby (das = neuter article)

We use unsere, eure, and ihre when these words refer to a noun with a feminine or plural article.

die Oma (die = feminine article)
die Kinder (die = plural article)

How To Learn With This Lesson

Challenge 2 

If you have practiced with Basic Lesson 22 like I suggested then you have learned a lot. Before the lessons get easier again I want you to practice with this lessons like you did with lesson No 22:

Read the following sentences in German several times until you understand them (check the English translation when you need it).

Then read and listen to them until you do understand the audio without the text.

You can learn so much more with this lesson. Not only the topic: possessive pronouns but you will also learn new words, their pronunciation and you will become much more familiar with the German structure.

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      Lesson 23

unser / unsere = our

Unser Opa ist sehr stark.
Our grandfather is very strong.

Unsere Oma ist sehr hübsch.
Our grandmother is very pretty.

Unser Opa ist stärker als unsere Oma.
Our grandfather is stronger than our grandmother.

Aber unsere Oma ist hübscher als unser Opa!
But our grandmother is prettier than our grandfather!

Unser Opa sagt immer zu ihr: „Du bist das aller Schönste, was mir je passiert ist.“

Our grandfather always says to her: „You are the most beautiful thing that has ever happened to me.“

Und unsere Oma antwortet immer: „Jede Frau ist schön, nur manchmal bedarf es den richtigen Mann, um das zu sehen.“

And our grandmother always replies: „Every woman is beautiful, it sometimes just takes the right guy to see it.“

Sie sind noch immer sehr verliebt.
They are still very much in love.

der Opa
=> unser Opa

die Oma
=> unsere Oma

euer / eure  = your

Lehrer: „Lisa und Tom, wo ist euer Bruder?“
Teacher: „Lisa and Tom, where is your brother?“

Tom: „Unser Bruder ist zu Hause.“
Tom: „Our brother is at home!“

Lehrer: „Und was macht euer Bruder da?“
Teacher: „What is your brother doing there?“

Tom: „Er hat mehr Spaß als wir!“
Tom: „He is having more fun than we do.“

Lehrer: „Lisa und Tom, wo sind eure Hausaufgaben?“
Teacher: „Lisa and Tom, where is your homework?“

Tom: „Wir haben unsere Hausaufgaben in einer Schlägerei verloren. Ein paar dumme Kinder haben gesagt, Sie wären nicht der beste Lehrer (in) der Schule.“

Tom: „We lost our homework in a fight. Some stupid kids said you weren’t the best teacher in school.“

der Bruder
=> eurer Bruder

die Hausaufgaben
=> eure Hausaufgaben

ihr / ihre = their

Meine Eltern sagen immer es ist ihr Haus, aber wenn es Zeit wird sauber zu machen, wird es auf magische Weise auch mein Haus.

My parents always say it is their house, but when it is time to clean, it magically becomes my house too.

Meine Eltern sagen immer es ist ihre Wohnung, aber wenn es Zeit wird sauber zu machen, wird sie auf magische Weise auch meine Wohnung.

My parents always say it is their flat, but when it is time to clean, it magically becomes my flat too.

das Haus
=> ihr Haus

die Wohnung
=> ihre Wohnung

Do you remember what I told you last time?

Don’t worry about technical terms like possessive pronouns. It is far more important that you get the idea how to use the words: unser/unsere, euer/eure, ihr/ihre. Nothing else matters!

Keep it up – you can do it!

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