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Short possessive adjectives are always placed before a noun.
The following can be used with a masculine singular noun:
mi
(my)
nuestro
(our)
tu
(your, familiar, sing.)
vuestro
(your, fam., pl.)
su
(your, formal, sing.)
su
(his)
(her)
(your, form., pl.)
(their)
Possessive adjectives agree with the thing or things
possessed - not with the possessor.
Voluntarios
¿Cómo se dice en español?
You have
She
We
Iyour
have
has
have
notebook.
my
her
our
book.
watch.
car.(familar)
Nosotros
TúElla
Yo
tienes
tenemos
tengo
tiene
tumi
su
cuaderno.
nuestro
libro
reloj. coche.
Nosotros
túYo
Ella=
==
you
I She
= We
Nuestro
Su=
tu
Mi==Her
your
=My
Our
Short possessive adjectives are always placed before a noun.
The following can be used with a feminine singular noun:
mi
(my)
nuestra
(our)
tu
(your, familiar, sing.)
vuestra
(your, fam., pl.)
su
(your, formal, sing.)
su
(his)
(her)
(your, form., pl.)
(their)
Notice that the only forms that differ from
masculine singular are nuestra and vuestra.
The possessive adjectives that are used with a
masculine plural noun are as follows:
mis
(my… libros)
nuestros
(our)
tus
(your, fam., sing.)
vuestros
(your, fam., pl.)
sus
(your, form., sing.)
sus
(his)
(her)
(your, form., pl.)
(their)
The possessive adjectives that are used with a
feminine plural noun are as follows:
mis
(my… mesas)
nuestras
(our)
tus
(your, fam., sing.)
vuestras
(your, fam., pl.)
sus
(your, form., sing.)
sus
(his)
(her)
(your, form., pl.)
(their)
Notice that the only forms that differ from
masculine singular are nuestras and vuestras.
Voluntarios
¿Cómo se dice en español?
You
They
You
(all)
(singular)
(female)
have our
have
have
bicycles.
their
yourhouses.
fruits.
(formal)
Ellas
Tútienen
tienes
tienen
tus
susfrutas.
casas.
Ustedes
nuestras
bicicletas.
tú
Ellas
= you
= They
their
tus = =your
sus
The construction de + noun can also be
used to indicate possession.
Raúl’s book is interesting.
The format in Spanish is as follows:
El libro de Raúl es interesante.
We use a definite
article with the thing
possessed…
..then de (of)..
…and then the possessor.
We never use an apostrophe in Spanish to express possession.
The prepositional forms that can accompany or replace
the possessive adjectives are as follows:
mi (s) [de mí]
tu(s)
[de ti]
su(s)
[de él]
[de ella]
[de usted]
nuestro (os,a, as) [de nosotros/as]
vuestro (os,a, as) [de vosotros/as]
su (s) [de ellos]
[de ellas]
[de ustedes]
These are used for clarification or emphasis.
de + el = del
Es el bolígrafo d e el profesor Gómez.
The oral link, or enlace, between de and el is
reflected in the written merging of the two . . .
But . . .
Es el bolígrafo de la profesora Pérez.
Notice also . . .
¿el bolígrafo es de ella?
No, es el bolígrafo de él.
We do not combine de and él (him).
Voluntarios
¿Cómo se dice en español?
Pablo’s
Juan’sbicycle
book isisgood.
small.
La bicicleta
El libro de
deJuan
Pabloesesbueno.
pequeña.
¿Cómo se dice en español?
C
O 1. (Our)____ clases en la Universidad de
N
Mississippi _____ (to be) difíciles.
C 2. (Her) ___ casas ____ (to be) grandes.
L 3. Nosotros (to study) _____ mucho (our) ____
materias académicas.
U
S
I
Ó
N
Adiós y hasta luego
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Possessive Adjectives