Spanish Possessive Adjectives

Definition: Spanish possessive adjectives differ depending on the person they are referring to. Possessive adjectives are the words used in place of articles to indicate to whom or to what something belongs. Also with the noun they qualify in gender and number.

Possessive Adjective in Spanish

There are five possessive adjectives in gender: masculine and feminine.

Possesive Masculine Feminine
  Singular Plural Singular Plural
My Mi Mis Mi Mis
Your Tu Tus Tu Tus
Her/His/Its Su Sus Su Sus
Our Nuestro Nuestros Nuestra Nuestras
Your Vuestro Vuestros Vuestra Vuestras
Their Su Sus Su Sus


Note: Most possessive adjectives are similar in other languages, but Portuguese Possessive Adjectives have a similar function and meaning.

Examples:

  • My book is big.
  • Mi libro es grande.

  • Your computer is new.
  • Tu computadora es nueva.

  • She never brings her pen.
  • Ella nunca trae su lapicero.

  • John loves his fat cat.
  • John quiere a su gato gordo.

  • Spain is a wonderful country, its culture is interesting.
  • España es un país maravilloso, su cultura es interesante.

  • We think that our work is better than yours.
  • Nosotros pensamos que nuestro trabajo es mejor que el suyo.

  • You give me your things.
  • Ustedes denme sus cosas.

  • They don't forget their math books.
  • Ellos no olvidan sus libros de matemática.
Notes:
  • Possessive adjectives always come before a noun and they must have the same number and gender that the noun.

  • Example:
    • Your books are very old.
    • Tus libros son muy viejos.

    • My pen is very expensive.
    • Mi lapicero es muy caro.


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