what is the German word for mine. As this book is "mine". Belonging to.?
- 1 month ago
"Mein." Which, oddly enough, is pronounce very nearly the same as the English word "mine."
- SharonLv 61 month ago
I would say Das ist mein Buch
- Zac ZLv 71 month ago
It is possible to say "Das Buch ist mein." which parallels the English syntax.
However, this is quite formal and nobody speaks like that in normal life. Usually, one would phrase this differently by saying "Das Buch gehört mir."* or simply "Das ist mein Buch."
In my regional dialect (I'm from Southern Germany) we say "Das Buch ist mir." but this is not standard German. You might hear it but I would not recommend you to use it as your teacher (and some Germans from other regions) will say that it's wrong.
* not "Das Buch gehört zu mir."
- RichardLv 51 month ago
That book belongs to me.
Das buch gehört zu mir.