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Er schloss die Tür hinter sich I read a sentence "Er schloss die Tür hinter sich." Does "sich" mean "himself" here? I thought it would be "Er schloss die Tür hinter ihm." Is this a correct sentence? What's the difference between these two? If they are interchangeable, which one is more common? (My German is too limited to write the question in German, but I can understand some German with the assistance of translation tools. Feel free to answer in either English or German.)
Oct 27, 2018 9:42 AM
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Er schloss die Tür hinter sich. = He closed the door behind himself: He went through a door and closed it. Er schloss die Tür hinter ihm. = He closed the door behind another male person.
October 27, 2018
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