Estructura 2:

Adjetivos posesivos:

In Spanish there are two basic types of possessive adjectives:

 

Short form:

These adjectives indicate ownership of something or someone and always precede the noun they describe.

mi, mis:  my

nuestro, nuestra, nuestros, nuestras:  our

tu, tus:  your (informal singular)

vuestro, vuestra, vuestros, vuestras:  your
(informal plural)

su,sus:  his/her/your
(formal singular)

su, sus:  their/your (formal plural)

Ejemplo:        Busco mis libros de español.  I am looking for my Spanish books.

                       Carlos dice que su compañero de cuarto es de Nueva York.  Carlos says that his roommate is from New York.

                       Carlos dice que sus nuevos amigos son muy simpáticos.  Carlos says that his new friends are very nice.

 

Long form:

These adjectives indicate ownership of something or someone and always follow the noun they describe.  In addition, these adjectives are used to place emphasis on the possessor.

mío, mía, míos, mías:  my

nuestro, nuestra, nuestros, nuestras:  our

tuyo, tuya, tuyos, tuyas:  your
(informal singular)

vuestro, vuestra, vuestros, vuestras:  your
(informal plural)

suyo, suya, suyos, suyas:  his/her/your
(formal singular)

suyo, suya, suyos, suyas:  their/your
(formal plural)
 

Ejemplo:        Busco los libros míos.  I am looking for my books.

                       Carlos dice que el compañero de cuarto suyo es de Nueva York.  Carlos says that his roommate is from New York.

                       Carlos dice que los nuevos amigos suyos son muy simpáticos.  Carlos says that his new friends are very nice.

 

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