Apuntes:
Short & Long Possessive
Adjectives
&
Possessive Pronouns
Short Forms of the
Possessive Adjectives:
my:
mi, mis
your:
tu, tus
your (ud) su, sus
his/her su, sus
our: nuestro/a/os/as
your: vuestro/a/os/as
your (pl): su, sus
their: su, sus
Place BEFORE the noun:
su carro
Long Forms of the
Possessive Adjectives:
mine:
yours:
his/her/your:
ours:
your:
their/you (pl):
mío /a/os/as
tuyo /a/os/as
suyo /a/os/as
nuestro /a/os/as
vuestro /a/os/as
suyo /a/os/as
Place AFTER the noun:
el carro es suyo
Short Forms of the
Possessive Adjectives:
Place BEFORE the noun:
su carro
Long Forms of the
Possessive Adjectives:
Place AFTER the noun:
el carro es suyo
Unless it is in a question:
¿Es suyo el carro?
Translate:
1. This is my car.
Éste es mi carro.
2. This car is mine. Este carro es mío.
3. His car is fast.
Su carro es rápido.
4. That car is hers. Ese carro es suyo.
5. Their car is red. Su carro es rojo.
6. This car is theirs. Este carro es suyo.
Since su/sus, suyo/a/os/as have so
many meanings, you need to use
NOUN + DE to clarify
su carro; el carro suyo:
his car el carro de él
her car el carro de ella
your car el carro de usted
their car el carro de ellos/as
you guys’ car el carro de ustedes
When the noun is obvious, you can
create a possessive pronoun with
the long forms:
His car is red and mine is black.
Su carro es rojo y el mío es negro.
Translate:
1. His car is fast, but mine is elegant.
Su carro es rápido pero el mío es
elegante.
2. Their house is dirty; ours is clean.
Su casa está sucia; la nuestra está
limpia.
3. Her parents are young; theirs are
old.
Los padres de ella son jóvenes; los
de ellos son mayores.
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PPT: Possessive Adjs