We use reflexive pronouns as the object in a sentence when the subject and object are the same person/thing. Reflexive pronouns in Esperanto are similar to myself, yourself, herself etc. but there are some differences in usage compared to English (see: Reflexive Verbs, Transitive/Intransitive Verbs).
Except for the 3rd person (when we use si), reflexive pronouns are the same as personal pronouns.
|1st person sg.||mi||mi(n)||mia(n)|
|2nd person sg.||vi||vi(n)||via(n)|
|3rd person sg.||li/ŝi/ĝi||si(n)||sia(n)|
|1st person pl.||ni||ni(n)||nia(n)|
|2nd person pl.||vi||vi(n)||via(n)|
|3rd rerson pl.||ili||si(n)||sia(n)|
Without a preposition, the reflexive pronoun is used in accusative.
- Ŝi rigardas sin en spegulo.She looks at herself in the mirror.
With a preposition, the reflexive pronoun is used in nominative.
- Sinjorino Ŝika volas eliri kun sia nova koramiko.Ms Chic wants to go out with her new boyfriend.