Hic, haec, hoc

Hic is basically Latin for “this.” It is the demonstrative adjective that points to something near the speaker. Since grammatically the speaker is called the first person, you could think of hic as a sort of first person demonstrative adjective.

Hic has a very unusual declension, which you will have to memorize.

Table 13-3 Declension of the Demonstrative Adjective hic, haec, hoc

If you study the declension of hic and try to ignore the occasional leading hu– or trailing –c, you will notice that you already know most of the endings.

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