dessen

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɛsən/, [ˈdɛsən], [ˈdɛsn̩]

Pronoun[edit]

dessen

  1. (relative) whose, of which (genitive of der, das).
  2. (demonstrative) his, its, the latter's (genitive of der, das)

Usage notes[edit]

Among unexercised users of formal standard German, one will not infrequently read or hear dessen where deren would be correct (or occasionally vice versa), since neither of these forms is used in normal vernacular German.

Declension[edit]

Declension of der
masculine feminine neuter plural
nominative der die das die
genitive dessen deren dessen deren
dative dem der dem denen
accusative den die das die


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