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35. Genitive personal pronouns

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Lesson 35: Genitive personal pronouns

Below you see the personal pronouns with the genitive case suffix:

my, mine benim
your, yours senin
his, her, hers, its onun
our, ours bizim
your, yours sizin
their, theirs onların

As we know from the last lesson, the genitive case denotes possession and is written as (n)İn. There are two exceptions however, since for the first person singular and plural, the suffix is İm. Note again that in this suffix the buffer letter is n instead of y.

You are mine. Sen benimsin.
The pen is yours. Kalem senin.
The children are hers. Çocuklar onun.
The small house is ours. Küçük ev bizim.
The power is yours. Güç sizin.
The horses are theirs. Atlar onların.

As you see above, the genitive case suffix can also be combined with other suffixes. However, we do not put the third person plural suffix lEr after the genitive suffix, so we do not say Çocuklar onunlar.

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