Possessive pronouns

The possessive is used to show that one person or thing belongs to another. In Dutch, possessive pronouns are used to express this relationship (a), although constructions with proper names (b) can also be used, mostly in spoken language. For examples of this grammatical item in use, have a look at leesteksten 3

(a) Ik ben jouw mentor. Mijn naam is Hanna van Vliet.
I am your mentor. My name is Hanna van Vliet.

(b) Alans fiets, Alan z’n fiets, de fiets van Alan
Alan’s bicycle

If you want to know more about possessive pronouns, please follow this link to the Lagelands Beginners’ Grammar website. Exercises on possessive pronouns can also be found on this page.