How to use demonstrative pronouns in Maltese

How to use demonstrative pronouns in Maltese

You want to learn how to use demonstrative pronouns in Maltese? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Maltese lessons complete with useful examples. This house, that house... we make learning Maltese demonstrative pronouns easy for you.

Maltese demonstrative pronouns : this

Demonstrative pronouns are used with nouns to make them more specific. The English demonstrative pronoun 'this' is 'din' or 'dan' in Maltese. The word 'din' is used with masculine words and the word 'dan' is used with feminine words.


dan it-tifel
this child
din id-dar
this house
dan il-ktieb
this book
dan il-bieb
this door
din il-ġebla
this stone
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Step 6 : Maltese demonstrative pronouns

Demonstrative pronouns are used to refer to specific objects and their locations. In English, this would be the words this and these to refer to objects which are near and that and those to refer to objects which are further away. Using the nouns ktieb, siġġu and bieb (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use the demonstrative pronouns with each of these nouns (this book, that chair, these doors). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Maltese demonstrative pronouns including useful examples. After you've learned to use the Maltese demonstrative pronouns with the nouns ktieb, siġġu and bieb and the plural nouns kotba, siġġijiet and bibien you can move on to Step 7 (Maltese adjectives).

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