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When to use Dieser Diese or Jene Jenes?

Dieser Buch
Diese Bücher
Jenes Auto
Jene Autos

Dieser (Singular)
Diese (Plural)
Jenes (Singular)
Jene (Plural)
That is all what I understood, but when to use Dieser (Diese) or Jenes (Jene)?

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For learning: German
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    It´s no grammar-rule to do so but usually "jene"(or its other forms) is only used when diese(or its other forms) is already in use. It´s practical to diferenciate between to two similar things but in spoken language jene(and its forms) is not really common. Example: "Dieses Auto ist ein anderes, als jenes Auto"

    maskulin --> dieser, jener: dieser Mann, jener Mann, dieser Vogel, jener Vogel
    feminin --> diese, jene: diese Frau, jene Frau, diese Wiese, jene Wiese
    neutrum --> dieses, jenes: dieses Auto, jenes Auto, dieses Buch, jenes Buch
    plural --> diese, jene: diese Autos, jene Autos, diese Männer, jene Männer

    "Jeans" ist ein Pluralwort (it exists in plural only) --> diese Jeans, jene Jeans

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