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Japanese Possessive Adjectives: How To Declare Ownership

Definition: The possessive adjectives are the words that are to used for indicate to whom or to what something belongs.

Possessive Adjectives in Japanese

In Japanese language the possessive adjectives are made, adding the word (no) after pronoun.

**English****Japanese****Romanji**
My私 の*watashi no*
Yourあ な た の*anata no*
His彼 の*kare no*
Her彼 女 の*kanojo no*
Our私 た ち の*watashi tachi no*
Their彼 ら の*karera no*

Examples:

  • my table is red.
  • Watashi no tēburu wa akadesu.
  • his book is blue.
  • Kare no hon wa aodesu.
  • your house is big.
  • Anata no ie wa ōkiidesu.
  • her hair is very long.
  • Kanojo no kami ga hijō ni nagai.
  • our school is beautiful.
  • Watashi-tachi no gakkō wa utsukushii.
  • their car are old.
  • karera no kuruma ga furui.

Author: Ichika
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