Afrikaans Pronouns & Possessives

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Afrikaans Pronouns & Possessives

Learn about pronouns and possessives in Afrikaans

subject pronouns object pronouns
ek I my me
jy / u you (singular / formal) jou / u you (singular / formal)
hy he hom him
sy she haar her
dit it dit it
ons we ons us
julle you (plural of jy) julle you (plural)
hulle they hulle them


There are three forms of you in Afrikaans. Jy is used in informal situations and for people you know. U is used in formal situations, where you don’t know the person well. Julle is the plural form of jy.

possessive adjectives possessive pronouns
my my myne mine
jou / u your (singular / formal) joune / u s’n yours (singular / formal)
sy his syne his
haar her hare hers
dit se its dit s’n its
ons our ons s’n ours
julle / jul your (plural) julle s’n yours (plural)
hulle / hul their hulle s’n theirs

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