You, you, you, and you (Danish pronouns: the whys and when to use them Part 2)

November 11, 2017

 

 

... Continued. 

 

She or her?

 

Hun > hende.

She > Her.

 

  • As subject to the verb.

 

Jeg skal nok sige det til hende.

I will certainly tell her.

 

  • After verbs like blive or være (often after conjunctions like end or som)

 

Det var hende.

It was her.

 

  • Governed by a proposition

 

Jeg skal være væk fra hende i to uger.

I will be away from her for two weeks.

 

  • Before a name / definite form of a person

 

Hende læreren blev træt.

(Her) The teacher became very tired.

 

You cannot use hun in any of the above examples.

 

Fast Udtryk (Fixed Expressions)

 

Jeg ved ikke, hvad der gik af hende.

I don't know what happened to her.

 

Man kan stille uret efter hende.

You can set your watch by her.


 

 

 

We or us?

 

Vi > Os.

We > Us.

 

  • As subject to the verb.

 

Du må komme og besøge os så snart du kan.

You must come and visit us as soon as you can.

 

  • After verbs like blive or være (often after conjunctions like end or som)

 

Jeg er ligeglad, hvis det bliver os der taber.

I don't care if we (it is us that) are the losers.

 

  • Governed by a proposition

 

Det kom bag os.

It came behind us (It got the better of us).

 

You cannot use vi in any of the above examples.

 

Fast Udtryk (Fixed Expressions)

 

Det her skal blive mellem os.

This needs to stay between us.  

 

 

 

 

You or you ...again (plural)

 

I     > Jer

You > You (both plural)

 

  • As subject to the verb.

 

Det har vi gjort for jer (begge to).

We have done it for you (both)

 

  • After verbs like blive or være (often after conjunctions like end or som)

 

Jeg tror ikke, at de har flere penge end jer.

I don´t believe they have more money than you.

 

 

You cannot use I in any of the above examples.

 

They or them?

 

De    > Dem.

They > Them.

 

  • As subject to the verb.

 

Han har kastet dem i skraldespanden.

He has thrown them in the trash.  

 

  • After verbs like blive or være (often after conjunctions like end or som)

 

De bedste kager er dem, du bager selv.

The best cakes are those you bake

 

 

 

 

 

Tak fordi du læser med. 

Thanks for reading along. 

 

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