Spanish Grammar: Possessive Adjectives

Spanish Grammar: Possessive Adjectives

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Spanish Grammar: Possessive Adjectives
la gramática española: los adjetivos posesivos

  • Indicates ownership of an object.
  • Identify what is mine, yours, or theirs.

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Possessive Adjectives
mi(s) my
tu(s) your
su(s) his / her / your
nuestro(s)
nuestra(s)
our
(modifies with number and gender)
vuestro(s)
vuestra(s)
y’alls
(modifies with number and gender)
su(s) their / your 

Possessive adjectives indicate possession. They let us know what is mine, yours, his, hers, or ours.

Just like other descriptive adjectives, possessive adjectives must agree in number with the OBJECT(S) they are possessing. (The thing/s that are being possessed.)

However … the possessive adjectives nuestro and vuestro ALSO change in number (singular and plural) and gender (masculine and feminine) with the OBJECT(S) they are possessing. (The thing that are being possessed.)

Mi libro es muy grande.
My book is very large.

Mi clase es pequeña.
My class is small.

Nuestra casa está en la ciudad.
Our house is in the city.

Su hermano es muy guapo.
Your brother is very handsome.

Sus gatos son muy vellosos.
Your cats are very fuzzy.

Se entrega vuestra tarea el lunes.
You will turn in your (familiar) homework on Monday.

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¿Dónde está su hermana?
Where is your sister?

Mi hermana está en la clase de inglés.
My sister is in the English class.

¿Qué hay en tu mochila?
What is in your (familiar) backpack?

En mi mochila hay unos libros.
In my backpack there are some books.

¿Son pesados sus libros?
Are your (formal) books heavy?

Si, mis libros son muy pesados.
Yes, my books are very heavy.

¿Es difícil, su tarea?
Is your homework difficult?

No, mi tarea no es difícil.
No, my homework isn’t difficult.

Por favor, saquen vuestros libros.
Please, take out your (familiar) books.

Nuestra clase hoy se trata de la historia.
Our class today is about history.

¡Nuestros estudiantes son los mejores!
Our students are the best!

No, sus estudiantes NO son los mejores.
No, your students are NOT the best!

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