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In German its the same as in English. Your example: Mein Deutsch ist besser als dein. in English: Your German is better than my.


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The reference is to "mein Deutsch" which is neuter. If you have a phrase with "Deutsch," then the modifier "mein" does not need the neuter ending. But when the "mein" word stands alone with "Deutsch" as the antecedent (rather than following), then "mein" needs the neuter "es" ending, and is "meines." Another example: "Mein Deutsches Buch." (My German ...


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mein is one of the german possessive pronouns mein (ich), dein (du), sein (er), ihr (sie), sein (es), unser (wir), euer (ihr), ihr (sie), Ihr (Sie) (the words in brackets are the corresponding german personal pronouns). They (the possessive pronouns) can be inflected to act as possessive articles: Mein Deutsch ist besser. But they can be also used ...


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No, that's not a genitive declension. It's a neuter declension. Compare: Mein Sprachstil ist besser als deiner. Meine Sprache ist besser als deine. Mein Deutsch ist besser als deines. Substituting possessive pronouns decline like adjectives, and 'Deutsch' is grammatically neuter.



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