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Questions tagged [personal-pronouns]

Personalpronomen – Questions about pronouns for the grammatical persons, i.e., “ich”, “du”, “er”, “sie”, “es”, “wir”, “ihr”, and “Sie” (and their inflections)

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“Einer deiner Lehrer” – is this sentence correct?

Okay so I am reading through Harry Potter in German and I have come across this sentence: Harry, Professor Quirrell ist einer deiner Lehrer in Hogwarts. I do not understand why it is "einer ...
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Genitive preposition “wegen” and personal pronouns

I am wondering how to correctly form a genitive construction in German while translating a sentence from English to German. For example: English: It is broken because of you. German: Es ist ...
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When to use “der/die/das” instead of “er/sie/es”?

I see many times sentences like: Ich nehme diese schönen Äpfel. Die sind billig! (or: Wie schmecken die?) whereas I’d say: “Sie sind billig/wie schmecken sie?”, or Mark ist dort. Den will ich ...
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What should be correct translation for “it’s me”?

As far as my little German goes, translation for this should be: Es ist ich. But here it says: Ich bin’s. Is my translation correct?
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Is “Mir ist kalt” correct? Did I hear it correctly?

While listening to Rammstein, in particular the song named "Keine Lust", I heard the phrase "Mir ist kalt, so kalt.". I thought it would have been "Ich bin kalt". Did I hear it incorrectly, or is ...
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Why is it “mir ist übel” and not “ich bin übel”?

To express we feel nauseous we may say Mir ist übel. Mir ist schlecht. Mir ist schwindlig. What are the grammatical rules behind this? Why don't we say "Ich bin übel" when we say Ich bin ...
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Why genitive pronoun “des” used with proper nouns?

Is there a particular reason that one sometimes finds, for instance, Mit dem Werke des Angelus Silesius Die Leiden des jungen Werther Die Karriere des Jürgen Klinsmann instead of using "...
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Sie (you - formal), sie (she) and sie (they) / Ihr (you - plural), er (he)

How to differentiate pronunciation of these words? Sie (you — formal), sie (she), and sie (they) ihr (you — plural), er (he)
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Sollte man „der/die/das“ oder „er/sie/es“ als Personalpronomen verwenden?

Ich hatte immer gedacht, dass man nur „er“, „sie“ und „es“ als Personalpronomen verwendete: Der Stuhl war nicht so billig. Er ist sehr alt. Allerdings habe ich den folgenden Satz in meinem ...
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Personalpronomen für „jedermann“?

Jedermann hat viel zu tun. __ muss priorisieren. Ich suche ein Personalpronomen, das oben passt. Die Sätze sollen die gleiche Bedeutung wie der folgende Satz haben: Jedermann hat viel zu tun und ...
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To which extent should repetitions of “der”, “die” and “das” be avoided?

When I speak, it often happens that pronoun/article homonyms crop up after each other. So viele Katzen! Ich mag die, die den Hut trägt. Ich mag die, die die Mütze trägt. Welches Kätzchen ...
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How would one say 'I solved the Dirac equation.', and 'You solved the Dirac equation?'?

Given a statement and a question of nigh identical substance, I'm curious how each might be translated, specifically wondering: would they differ based on whether it is me or you concerned? For ...