How to use personal pronouns in German

How to use personal pronouns in German

You want to learn how to use German personal pronouns? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short German lessons complete with useful examples. I, you, he, she... we explain all you need to know about German personal pronouns in bite-size lessons.

German personal pronouns : I

A personal pronoun is what we call the English words 'I', 'you', 'he', 'she', 'we' and 'they'. Just like English, German has a set of personal pronouns. The German word for 'I' is 'ich'. The word 'ich' is generally used as the subject of a verb ('I go', 'I see', 'I work' etc.). The German words for 'me' in general are 'mich' and 'mir'. The words 'mich' and 'mir' are typically used with prepositions. The word 'mich' is a direct pronoun. The word 'mir' is an indirect pronoun.


nur ich
just me
ich auch nicht
me neither
ich nicht
not me
ich auch
me too
und ich ?
and me ?
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Personal pronouns are what we call the words I, you, he, she, we and they. Learning personal pronouns is important in German, but you don't need to learn them all at once. Focus instead on just three German personal pronouns to get started. We suggest that you learn ich, du and sie (I, you, they). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about German personal pronouns including useful examples. Learn the three German personal pronouns ich, du and sie by heart and then move on to Step 3 (the indefinite article in German).

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