Possessive nouns in Japanese

  • My____Watashino
  • His____Kareno
  • Her____Kanojono
  • Our____Watashitachino
  • Their___Karerano
  • Your___Anatano

lets study them with one example of each

  • This is my umbrella.
    kore wa watashi no kasa desu.
  • That is his newspaper.
    sore wa kare no shinbun desu.
  • that is not her waterbottle.
    sore wa kanojono suito dewaraimasen.
  • this was our car.
    kore wa watashiatchi no kuruma deshita.

Difference between kore and kono

kore and kono both are this

kore is folloed by particle wa

  • kore wa hon desu.
    This is a book.

kono is followed by noun

  • kono hon wa watashino desu.
    This book is mine.

Now come to sore and sono

sore and sono both are that
same as kore,sore is also followed by article wa

  • sore wa enpitsu desu.
    That is a pencil.

Same as kono sono is also followed by oun

  • sono enpitsu wa watashino desu.
    That pencil is mine.