German edit

Pronunciation edit

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

dessen (relative or demonstrative)

  1. genitive masculine/neuter singular of der
    1. (relative) whose, of which
    2. (demonstrative) his, its, the latter's

Usage notes edit

  • Since dessen and deren are rare in colloquial German, unexercised users of Standard German often make grammatical mistakes in using these pronouns. The most common mistake is to use dessen where deren would be correct (or occasionally vice versa).

Declension edit

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

Further reading edit