De Viaje 3
Possessive Adjectives/
Possessive Pronouns
Showing Possession
In Spanish there are NO
apostrophes.
You cannot say, for example,
Jorge’s dog,
(using an apostrophe)
Showing Posession
You must say,
“The dog of Jorge,” only in
Spanish. Like this:
El perro de Jorge.
De + noun
This concept of showing
possession is using
“de + noun.”
For example:
De + Noun
Tengo el cuaderno de
Felipe.
La hermana de Maria es
amable.
Possessive Adjectives
Adjectives DESCRIBE
nouns, correct?
Well, they can also show
possession.
Possessive Adjectives
Here are the possessive
adjectives in English: my,
your, his, her, our, and
their.
Posessive Adjectives
It like saying “my dog,
your house, his notebook,
etc.”
Here are the possessive
adjectives in Spanish!
Posessive Adjectives
singular
mi / mis (my)
plural
nuestro a, os, as
(our)
vuestro, a, os, as
tu / tus (your)
(your inf.)
su / sus (his,her) su / sus (their)
or (your f.)
or (your f.)
Possessive Adjectives
Some examples:
mi hermano
tu abuela
su hijo
nuestro tío
nuestra tía
mis hermanos
tus abuelas
sus hijos
nuestros tíos
nuestras tías
Possessive Adjectives
The possessive adjective
must be singular if the
noun is singular and plural
if the noun is plural.
Posessive Adjectives
Mi prima es alta.
Todas mis primas son
altas.
Posessive Adjectives
¿Son rubios los
hermanos de Rafael?
No, sus hermanos son
pelirrojos.
Posessive Adjectives
Since su and sus have
many meanings, use the
prepositional phrase de +
name/pronoun instead for
clarity or emphasis.
Posessive Adjectives
Sus pantalones son
elegantes.
¿Los pantalones de ella?
No, los de usted.
Possessive Pronouns
A possessive pronoun replaces a noun
that is modified by a possessive
adjective. Like any pronoun, the
possessive pronoun must agree in
gender and number with the noun it
replaces. Note that the possessive
pronoun is accompanied by a definite
article.
Posseive Adj.
Mi, mis
Tu, tus
Su, sus
Possessive Pronoun
mine-
el mío, la mía, los
míos, las mías
yours- el tuyo, la tuya,
los tuyos, las tuyas
his,hers,their- el suyo, la suya,
los suyos, las suyas
Nuestro/a, nuestros/as
our(s) el/la nuestro/a, los/las nuestros/as
Possessive Pronouns
Ex. ¿Tienes tu camisa?
Sí, tengo la mía.
Voy a ponerte los zapatos.
Voy a ponerte los tuyos.
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