Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns  

Grammar Spanish Adjectives Possessive Adjectives and Possessive Pronouns
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The possessive adjectives in English are: my, your, his, her, our, their. They show possession. [ view full lesson ]

The Spanish possessive adjectives are:

mi my (singular)
mis my (plural)
tu your (singular)
tus your (plural, familiar)
su his, her (singular)
sus his, her (plural)
su their, your (singular)
sus their, your (plural)
nuestro(a) our (singular)
nuestros(as) our (plural)
vuestro(a) your (singular)
vuestros(as) your (plural, familiar)

A possessive adjective always accompanies a noun.

mi blusita; mi faldita. - my little blouse; my little skirt
nuestras flores - our flowers
su pelota - his ball
tu perro - your dog
mis zapatos - my shoes

A possessive pronoun indicates possession or belonging making a reference to the owner and the object possessed. We cannot mistake them with possessive adjectives since these always go next to a noun; the pronouns replace it. The Spanish possessive pronouns are listed in the table below. [ view full lesson ]

Singular Plural
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 vuestro los vuestros
la vuestra las vuestras

A possessive pronoun replaces a noun.

Tus discos son más recientes que los míos.
- Your records are newer than mine.
Los nuestros son muy buenos.
- Ours are very good.
Podemos hacerlo con el tuyo.
- We can do it with yours.
Las sábanas pequeñas son suyas.
- The small sheets are his/hers.


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