Possesive Pronouns

1 October 2013 by Pigmalijonas

Level: A1

Some lessons back, you have learned the Lithuanian personal pronouns (aš, tu, jis, ji, mes, jūs, jie, jos). Now we are going to learn the possesive pronouns.

mano my
tavo your (singular) (used informally: talking to friends and kids)
jo his
jos her
mūsų our
jūsų your (plural) (used formally: talking to grown-ups and people of authority)
their (both male and female)

These pronouns are like the genitive case of , tu, jis, ji, mes, jūs, jie, jos and we can use them as such:

mano brolis (my brother)
tavo sesė (your sister)
jo tėvas (his father)

Labas, mano broli. (Hello, my brother.)
Sveika, Vytauto sese. (Hello, Vytautas' sister.)
Vytautas yra mano brolis. (Vytautas is my brother.)
Milda yra mano sesė. (Milda is my sister.)
Aš nesu jos mama. (I am not her mother.)
Mūsų tėvas eina. (Out father goes.)
Jūsų tėvas kalba. (Your father speaks.)
Jų sūnus Darius nekalba. (Their son Darius doesn't speak.)
Labas, mano vardas Laimis, mano tėvas vardu Vytautas. (Hello, my name is Laimis, my father's name is Vytautas.)
Jūsų sūnaus vardas Darius, jūsų dukros vardas Dalia. (Your son's name is Darius, your daughter's name is Dalia.)


Mircenna 11 July 2015 12:19
"mano tėvas vardu Vytautas"

Why isn't it mano tėvo vardas Vytautas?
Oskar 10 November 2020 08:22
Late answer, but I believe "mano tėvas vardu Vytautas" would mean "my father is named Vytautas" and "mano tėvo vardas Vytautas" is comparable to "my father's name is Vytautas. Either form is correct.
Remo Werner Aegerter 7 February 2021 17:42
for me it make sense,
mano tėvo vardas Vytautas
because it become more unite. makes it easier to learn to follow more simple rules at the start of the learning.
Pranav 18 July 2022 01:40
I think the translation of "Mūsų tėvas eina" should say "Our father goes"
Yauhen 14 November 2022 23:17
There's a misleading point in the explanation.
mano and tavo aren't in genitive, they are just possessive pronouns and should be only used in the meaning of "my" and "your"
Actual genitive forms of aš, tu are manęs and tavę̃s.
For the rest of personal pronouns it is true though, they are the same in possessive and genitive