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Spanish Possessives

example of Spanish possesive mi

In Spanish, there are two kind of possessives: possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns.

Both are used to indicate belonging or relationships with animals, things and people

Possessive adjectives

SingularPluralMeaningGender
mi mis my
tu tus your
su sus your (formal)
his/her/its
their
nuestro
nuestra
nuestros
nuestras
ourMasculine
Feminine
vuestro
vuestra
vuestros
vuestras
yourMasculine
Feminine
example of Spanish possesive mi (pronoun)

Example:

Mi abuela fue profesora
My grandmother was a teacher

Sus padres son médicos
His parents are doctors

Possessive pronouns

SingularPluralMeaningGender
mío
mía
míos
mías
mineMasculine
Feminine
tuyo
tuya
tuyos
tuyas
yoursMasculine
Feminine
suyo
suya
suyos
suyas
yours (formal)Masculine
Feminine
suyo
suya
suyos
suyas
his/hers/its/theirsMasculine
Feminine
nuestro
nuestra
nuestros
nuestras
oursMasculine
Feminine
vuestro
vuestra
vuestros
vuestras
yoursMasculine
Feminine

Este coche es nuestro
This car is ours

La pelota es mía
The ball is mine

Note: Do not confuse the possessive adjective and the possessive pronoun.

The golden rule is:

regla de oroAfter a possessive adjective there is a noun. While the possessive pronoun is alone.




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