Possessive Adjectives
and Possessive Pronouns
Notes and practice
Possessive Adjectives
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They exist in English as well.
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his, her, my, our, their, and your.
They MUST agree with the noun they modify
(sing/plu) (masc/fem).
Unlike all other adjectives you have learned,
possessive adjectives come before the noun
and you DON’T need articles with possessive
adjectives.
What are the Possessive Adjectives
in Spanish?
mi(s)
tu(s)
su(s)
nuestro(s)/a(s)
su(s)
Possessive adjectives
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1. Complete these sentences with the
appropriate possessive adjectives:
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
La casa de María; ______
casa.
su
El libro de los estudiantes; _____
libro.
su
sus
Los perros de mi abuelo; _____
perros.
sus alas.
Las alas de los pajaros; _____
su
El coche del alcalde; ____
coche.
Las hijas de mi hermana; ____
sus hijas.
Possessive adjectives
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2.Use the appropriate possessive:
2.1.-Nuestros
______ amigos están aquí. (Our friends are here)
mis amigos. (I don't want to go
2.2.- No quiero salir con _____
out with my friends)
tu
2.3.- Aquí está _______
marido. (Here is your husband)
(informal)
Mi perro está enfermo. (My dog is ill)
2.4.- ____
Sus padres le están esperando. (Your parents are
2.5.- ____
waiting for you) (you (Ud.))
Possessive adjectives
nuestras hijas. (These are our daughters)
2.6.- Estas son ________
tu
2.7.- ¿Dónde está ______
madre? (Where is your
mother?) (informal)
Tus hermanos tienen hambre. (Your brothers are
2.8.- ______
hungry)(singular, informal)
Possessive Pronouns
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The Possessive Pronoun replaces a
possessive adjectives and noun.
 Instead of saying “my shoe”, you are
replacing it with “mine”
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I see your shoe but where is MINE?
I have my ticket. Do you have YOURS?
Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns
Possessive
Adjectives
My book
Your book
His/her/your book
Our book
Your/their book
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Possessive
pronouns
Mine
Yours
His/hers/yours
Ours
Yours/theirs
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Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns
Possessive
Adjectives
Mi libro
Tu libro
Su libro
Nuestro libro
Su libro
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El
El
El
El
El
Possessive
pronouns
mío
tuyo
suyo
nuestro
suyo
Very important: Possessive Pronouns agree
in gender and number with the possessed
thing, not with the owner.
M (sing)
M (plu)
F (sing)
F (plu)
El mío
los míos
la mía
las mías
El tuyo
los tuyos la tuya
las tuyas
El suyo
los suyos la suya
las suyas
El nuestro los nuestros la nuestra las nuestras
El suyo
los suyos la suya
las suyas
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You do NOT need el/la (definite article) if
it comes after ser (to be).
Possessive Pronouns
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Complete the following translations, writing the
correct possessive pronoun (mía, tuya, suya, etc.) for
each one:
míos .
1. These books are mine. = Estos libros son ______
suyo
2. This dog is his. = Este perro es ________.
nuestra .
3. This house is ours. = Esta casa es ________
suyas
4. Those bicycles are hers. = Esas bicicletas son ______.
tuyo
5. That pen is yours. (tú) = Ese restaurante es _____.
Possessive Pronouns
suyos
6. These cats are yours (formal). = Estos gatos son _____.
nuestras .
7. These pens are ours. = Estas plumas son________
mía
8. This room is mine. = Esta habitación es _______.
suyos
9. Those cars are theirs. = Esos coches son ________.
10. These shirts are yours. (tú) = Estas camisas son
tuyas
_______.
Possessive Pronouns
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Complete the following translations, writing the
correct possessive pronoun (mía, tuya, suya, etc.) for
each one:
1. This is my house. His is smaller. = Ésta es mi casa.
________
La suya es más pequeña.
2. This is my dog. Hers is bigger. = Éste es mi perro.
El suyo es más grande.
________
3. These are my shirts. Yours (tú) are uglier. = Éstas son
Las tuyas
mis camisas. _________son
más feas.
4. This is our car. Theirs is older. = Éste es nuestro coche.
El suyo
_______es
más viejo.
Possessive Pronouns
5. That is your notebook. Mine is blue.= Ése es su
cuaderno. ________
El mío es azul.
6. This is my wallet. Yours (usted) is over there. = Ésta es
La suya
mi cartera. __________está
allá.
7. These are our flowers. Theirs are red. = Éstas son mis
Las suyas son rojas.
flores. __________
8. Those are her keys. Ours are over here. = Ésas son sus
Las nuestras
llaves. ____________
están aquí.
9. These are my socks. Yours (tú) are in the closet. =
Los tuyos
Éstos son mis calcetines. __________están
en el armario.
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