Afrikaans Pronouns

This is a list of pronouns in Afrikaans. This includes subject, object, and the possessive. These are used on a daily basis, so don't skip this lesson. We start with the object pronouns such as "I, you, her ..."

I: Ek
You: jy
He: hy
She: sy
We: ons
You (pl.): julle
They: hulle

Here are samples to demonstrate how the object pronoun is used in a sentence.

I love you: Ek is lief vir jou
She is beautiful: Sy is mooi
We are happy: Ons is gelukkig
They are dancing: Hulle dans

Now we look into the subject pronoun such as "me, him, us, them ...".

Me: my
You: jou
Him: hom
Her: haar
Us: ons
You (pl.): julle
Them: hulle

These are examples to demonstrate how the subject pronoun is used in a sentence.

Give me your phone number: Gee my jou telefoonnommer
I can give you my email: Ek kan jou my e-pos gee
Tell him to call me: Sê vir hom hy moet my bel
Can you call us?: Kan jy ons bel

We reach now the possessive adjective part, used to refer to thing we possess. Examples: "my, our, their ...".

My: my
Your: jou
His: sy
Her: haar
Our: ons
Your (pl.): julle
Their: hul/hulle

Here are samples to demonstrate how the possessive adjective is used.

My phone number is . . .: My telefoonnommer is
His email is . . .: Sy e-pos is
Our dream is to visit Spain: Ons droom is om Spanje te besoek
Their country is beautiful: Hulle land is lieflik

This is the possessive pronoun. Used as an alternative to the possessive adjectives above. Instead of saying "It is my dog" you can say "It is mine".

Mine: myne
Yours: joune
His: syne
Hers: hare
Ours: ons s'n
Yours (pl.): julle s'n
Theirs: hulle s'n

These are some examples of the possessive pronoun in a sentence.

The book is mine: Hierdie boek is myne
Is this pen yours?: Is dié pen joune?
The shoes are hers: Die skoene is hare
Victory is ours: Ons het gewen

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