A set of icons are used to represent the personal pronouns.
Get to know them first in English (or your mother tongue)
Here is how...
1. Watch the flash movie (directly below).
2. Study the pronoun icons (below the movie).
3. Click on the 'Learn (slow)' link (on the right) to test your recall.
4. Click on the 'Learn (Fast)' link (on the right) to confirm your automated recall.
5. Once you are done with 1-4, congratulations
-- you are ready to start with Step 3 (Afrikaans Subject Pronouns).
Consider each image to understand the logic in the creation of the icon:
1. I or me or my
2. you or your
3. you or your, but formal
4. he or him or hisr
5. she or her
7. we or us, or our (compare #1 and #7)
8. you guys (it is #2 for a group of 2 or more)
9. they (compare 9 with 4, 5,and 6)
10. Naming a person, "Kim" in this case. This is used with possession.
11. Naming a place, Africa in this case, it could have been school, name of a town, and object, etc. Also used with possession.
Become comfortable to name Subject, Object, and Possessive Pronouns in English
1. For Subject Pronouns, you might say: <ICON> eats bread.
2. For Object Pronouns, you might say: Jack hears <ICON>.
3. For Possessive Pronouns you might say: ...(that book), it is <ICON>.
4. For Possessive Adjectives you might say: That is <ICON> book.
Now, go to: