Sometimes German genders affect the choice of pronoun you use.
Using the correct gender for your pronouns helps to clarify which previously mentioned noun you’re referring to.
Refer to all masculine nouns, eg der Baum (tree), der Tisch (table) and der Hut (the hat) as er (he), even though we would say ‘it’ in English.
Refer to all feminine nouns, eg die Tasche (bag), die Stadt (town) and die Tasse (cup) as sie (she).
Refer to all neuter nouns, eg das Mädchen (girl), das Fenster (window) and das Handy (mobile phone) as es (it), as in English.
Refer to all plural nouns, eg die Bäume (trees), die Tassen (cups) and die Fenster (windows) as sie (they), just as in English.
Which German pronoun would you use to replace these nouns?
|German nouns||German pronouns||English pronouns|
|meine Eltern und ich||wir||we|