• Spanish grammar
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  • 2 Spanish articles [0/6]
  • 3 Spanish nouns [0/8]
  • 4 Spanish adjectives [0/17]
  • 5 Spanish numbers [0/6]
  • 6 Spanish pronouns [0/32]
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  • 6.1 Spanish personal pronouns [0/15]
  • 6.2 Spanish reflexive pronouns [0/2]
  • 6.3 Spanish possessive pronouns [0/2]
  • 6.4 Spanish demonstrative pronouns [0/2]
  • 6.5 Spanish interrogative pronouns [0/3]
  • 6.6 Spanish relative pronouns [0/3]
  • 7 Adverbs in Spanish [0/18]
  • 8 Sentence structure and word order in Spanish [0/4]
  • 9 Spanish prepositions [0/2]
  • 10 Spanish tenses and verb conjugation [0/27]
  • 10.1 Present tense in Spanish (el presente) [0/3]
  • 10.2 Past tenses in Spanish (el pasado) [0/18]
  • 10.2.1 Pretérito perfecto simple (indefinido) in Spanish [0/3]
  • 10.2.2 Pretérito perfecto compuesto in Spanish [0/3]
  • 10.2.3 Difference between Pretérito Perfecto and Indefinido [0/3]
  • 10.2.4 Pretérito Imperfecto in Spanish [0/3]
  • 10.2.5 Difference between imperfecto and indefinido [0/3]
  • 10.2.6 Pretérito pluscuamperfecto in Spanish [0/3]
  • 10.3 Future tense in Spanish (el futuro) [0/6]
  • 11 Difference between "ser" and "estar" in Spanish [0/3]
  • 12 Spanish verbs [0/7]
  • 13 Gerund in Spanish (el gerundio) [0/3]
  • 14 Imperative in Spanish (imperativo) [0/6]
  • 15 Passive in Spanish (voz pasiva) [0/3]
  • 16 Negation in Spanish [0/2]
  • Spanish possessive pronouns

    Spanish possessive pronouns (pronombres posesivos ) indicate possession.

    They replace a noun preceded by a possessive adjective.

    Example: 

    • ¿Te gusta mi falda? (Do you like my skirt?)
    • Sí, pero prefiero la suya. (Yes, but I prefer hers.)

    Possessive pronoun forms

    Subject pronoun Masculine singular Feminine singular Masculine plural Feminine plural English translation
    Yo el mío la mía los míos las mías mine
    el tuyo la tuya los tuyos las tuyas yours
    Él / Ella el suyo la suya los suyos las suyas his / hers
    Usted el suyo la suya los suyos las suyas formal yours
    Nosotros el nuestro la nuestra los nuestros las nuestras ours
    Vosotros el vuestro la vuestra los vuestros las vuestras yours
    Ellos / Ellas el suyo la suya los suyos las suyas theirs
    Ustedes el suyo la suya los suyos las suyas formal yours

    Examples: 

    • Su idea y la tuya son las mejores. (His idea and yours are the best ones.)
    • Nuestra oficina está lejos del centro, mientras la vuestra está cerca. (Our office is far from the centre, but yours is close)
    • ¿Te gustan mis vaqueros? No, prefiero los suyos. (Do you like my jeans? No, I prefer his.)
    • He olvidado mis gafas de sol. ¿Puedo usar las tuyas? (I have forgotten my sunglasses. May I use yours?)

    Structure 

    Each possessive pronoun has four forms that must agree in gender and number with the noun they replace.

    These pronouns are the same as the long forms of possessive adjectives, but are always used with the definite article.

    Examples: 

    • Tu coche es más rápido que el mío. (Your car is faster than mine.)
    • La camisa que acabas de comprar es más elegante que la suya. (The shirt you have just bought is more elegant than his/hers.)
    • Mis sábanas son de seda. Las suyas son de algodón. (My bedsheets are made of silk. His/Hers are made of cotton.)
    • Me gustan sus guantes de piel, pero prefiero los tuyos. (I like his leather gloves, but I prefer yours.)

    enlightenedSince the third person pronouns refer to his/hers/formal yours, you may need to clarify your message by using the definite article + de + él/ella/Usted/ellos/ellas/Ustedes

      Examples: 

    • Hoy es su cumpleaños. (Today is his birthday.)
    • ¿El de él o el de ella? (His or hers?)
    • El de ella. (Hers.)

    Use 

    By replacing both the noun and the possessive adjective which precedes it, possessive pronouns avoid repetitions

    Example: 

    Olvidé mi télefono. ¿Puedo utilizar el tuyo? (I forgot my phone. May I use yours?)

    enlightenedTo refer to a concept or idea, use the neuter possessive form lo + the masculine possessive pronoun

    • Nunca podré olvidar lo nuestro. (I will never forget what is ours.)
    • A partir de ese momento, supe que lo mío era ser medico. (Since that moment, I know that my business was to be a doctor.)

     

     

    Exercises

    Spanish possessive pronoun practice quiz

    Spanish possessive pronouns - Fill in the blanks