Possessive Adjectives
 Remember:
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Spanish nouns have assigned gender
Spanish adjectives adjust to match their
nouns in number AND gender
Spanish adjectives that end in an o have 4
forms (alto, alta, altos, altas)
Spanish adjectives that end in a consonant
or e have 2 forms (intelectual,
intelectuales/inteligente, inteligentes)
Possessive Adjectives
Adjectives that end
in o
alto
alta
altos
altas
Adjectives that end
in a consonant or e
intelectual
intelectuales
Possessive Adjectives
 In
Spanish the preposition de takes the
place of the English ‘s. These sentences
are also written backwards…

Carlo’s cat = el gato de Carlos
 To
use adjectives like “mine” and “ours” in
Spanish, we follow the same rules as we
would with “tall” or “smart.”
Possessive Adjectives
1 person
More than 1 person
Possessing
1 thing
More than
1 thing
Possessing 1
thing
More than 1
thing
1st
person
mi
mis
nuestro
nuestra
nuestros
nuestras
2nd
person
tu
tus
vuestro
vuestra
vuestros
vuestras
3rd
person
su
sus
su
sus
Possessive Adjectives
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
¡OJO! Remember that
3rd person plural is
used for “you all”
everywhere but Spain!
8.
9.
10.
El gato de Roberto es ______
gato.
Los peces de María son ______
peces.
Las hermanas de Roberto y María
son _______ hermanas.
La hermana de mí es _______
hermana.
Los hermanos de mi hermana y
de mí son _______ hermanos.
El abuelo de ti es _______ abuelo.
Los abuelos de ti son _______
abuelos.
La abuela de ti y de Claudio es
_______ abuela.
Las tías de Ricardo y de mí son
_______ tías.
Los perros de Antonio y Pedro son
_______ perros.
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Possessive Adjectives