Flemish Pronouns

This is a list of pronouns in Flemish. 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: ik
You: jij / je [sing, written] - gij / ge [sing, spoken] - jullie [plural]
He: hij
She: zij / ze
We: wij / we
You (pl.): jullie
They: zij / ze

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

I love you: Ik hou van jou
She is beautiful: Zij is mooi
We are happy: Wij zijn blij
They are dancing: Zij dansen

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

Me: mij / me
You: jou / je - u - jullie [pl]
Him: hem
Her: haar
Us: ons
You (pl.): jullie
Them: hen

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

Give me your phone number: Geef me uw telefoonnummer.
I can give you my email: Ik kan u mijn emailadres geven.
Tell him to call me: Zeg hem mij op te bellen.
Can you call us?: Kunt u ons opbellen?

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

My: mijn / m'n
Your: jouw / je - uw
His: zijn / z'n
Her: haar
Our: ons / onze [dep on article]
Your (pl.): jullie
Their: hun

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

My phone number is . . .: Mijn telefoonnummer is...
His email is . . .: Zijn emailadres is...
Our dream is to visit Spain: Het is onze droom Spanje te bezoeken.
Their country is beautiful: Hun land is mooi.

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: van mij
Yours: van jou - van u
His: van hem
Hers: van haar
Ours: van ons
Yours (pl.): van jullie
Theirs: van hen

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

The book is mine: Dat boek is van mij
Is this pen yours?: Is deze pen van jou? / Is deze pen van u?
The shoes are hers: De schoenen zijn van haar.
Victory is ours: De overwinning is de onze.

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