Genitive Pronouns German Exercises

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Hello there! We’re going to dive a bit deeper into the German language today and focus on genitive pronouns. They indicate possession, or in other words, show that something belongs to someone.

They are an essential part of the German language and are used very frequently in everyday conversation, just like in English when we say “my,” “your,” “his,” “her,” and so on.

In the following exercises, we will learn how to construct sentences using genitive pronouns, translate sentences from English to German, expand our vocabulary, and apply everything we’ve learned in a short text. So, let’s get started!


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1) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – German Genitive Pronouns


a) meines / das / ist / buch / das / bruders

Das ist das Buch meines Bruders.


b) das / ist / auto / deines / vaters / das


c) ist / der / hund / ihres / nachbarn / das


d) tasche / die / unserer / mutter / das / ist


e) die / bücher / seines / freundes / sind / das


f) ist / die / wohnung / onkels / das / unseres


g) chefs / sind / die / kinder / ihres / das


h) ist / gitarre / deines / cousins / die / das


i) der / hut / ist / großvaters / deines / das


j) ist / das / das / ihrer / schwester / kleid


k) sind / die / schuhe / trainers / eures / das


2) Translate these Sentences – German Genitive Pronouns


a) This is my sister’s house.

Das ist das Haus meiner Schwester.


b) This is your brother's car.


c) That is his friend's book.


d) These are our parents' rooms.


e) That is her boss's office.


f) These are your (plural) grandparents' photos.


g) That is their uncle's farm.


h) This is his cousin's guitar.


i) Those are your father's shoes.


j) That's her grandmother's hat.


k) This is our coach's training schedule.


l) That is your mother's dress.


m) Those are their sister's children.


3) Practice your Vocabulary of German Genitive Pronouns


a) My – Your – His

Meiner – Deiner – Seiner


b) Her - Its - Our


c) Your (plural) - Their


d) My (neuter) - Your (neuter) - His (neuter)


e) Her (neuter) - Our (neuter) - Your (plural neuter)


f) Their (neuter)


4) Practice Your Writing by Translating this Small Text Taking the German Genitive Pronouns into Consideration


This is my sister's car. That's her friend's dog. These are our parents' books. That's his uncle's house. That's their grandfather's hat. Those are your father's shoes. This is our teacher's classroom. That's your mother's dress. These are their brother's kids.


Great job! You have now worked your way through several exercises on German genitive pronouns. Remember, practice is crucial when learning a new language, so try to incorporate these genitive pronouns in your daily German conversation or writing.

The more you use them, the more natural it will become. Keep revisiting these exercises until you feel comfortable with the genitive case.

As always, don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions or need further clarification on any points. Well done, and keep up the good work with your German studies!


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