Introducing Personal Subject Pronouns

The subject pronoun is the word you use to describe who is performing the action in a sentence.

Number Person Stressed Unstressed Translation & notes
Singular First ik ‘k I
Second jij je you (informal)
u you (formal)
Third hij ie he
zij ze she
het ‘t it
Plural First wij we we
Second jullie you (informal)
u you (formal)
Third zij ze they

So, when to use each?

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Going by the Duolingo app they seem to be interchangeable. However, it seems it is much more common to use the unstressed versions in speech than in writing.

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Colin Angus Mackay

I blog at ColinMackay.scot. I help run Scottish Developers which is a user group for software developers in Scotland.

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