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Learn the Spanish Possessive Adjectives

Hey, there! How are you today? I’m pretty sure you are wondering: “What about the Spanish Possessive Adjectives?”. So, that’s why we made this post for you to learn when and how to use them. So let’s get started!

What Spanish Possessive Adjectives are?

These little words are very important. You need to use it almost every time. Why? Because they design the owner of the things you are naming.

Personal pronounSingularSingularPluralPlural
Yomimis
Tú (or vos)tutus
Él (or Ella or Usted)susus
Nosotros (or Nosotras) nuestronuestranuestrosnuestras
Ustedessusus
Ellos (or Ellas)susus

In this table, you can see that only the personal pronoun “Nosotros” (or “Nosotras”) has a masculine and a feminine version. In the rest of the cases, the pronoun has no gender. You can use mi, tu, su, and mis, tus, sus either with masculine or feminine words.

About that, you have to keep in mind that the election of the pronoun depends on two things: Who is the owner? (That’s how you choose if it’s mi, tu, su, nuestro, nuestra, nuestros, nuestras, su, or sus). And, what’s the quantity, and in the case of Nosotros or Nosotras, what’s the gender of the object that the owner possesses.

How to use them?

Let’s try with these words: libro, mesa, computadora, teléfono, planta. You know that libro and teléfono are masculine words. On the other hand, mesa, computadora and planta are feminine words. But now let’s see who owns these things. Let’s say I am the owner of the libro, you are the owner of the mesa, she’s the owner of the computadora, we are the owners of the teléfono and they are the owners of the planta. So, if the speaker it’s me, I would say:

Mi libro, tu mesa, su computadora, nuestro teléfono and su planta.

And, if some of these words are plural, for example, computadoras and plantas, I just have to change the pronoun to the plural.

Sus computadoras and sus plantas.

Okay, so this was all about Spanish Possessive Adjectives. Don’t forget that in Wanderlust Spanish you can try one free class. Contact us today and start your journey into Spanish language. See you in the next post!

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