Possessive Pronouns in Spanish
A Spanish possessive pronoun (pronombre posesivo ), such as mío or suyo, is used in place of a noun and a possessive adjective.
Each Spanish possessive pronoun has four forms that must agree in gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singular or plural) with the noun in the phrase they replace. These pronouns are the same as the long forms of possessive adjectives, but are almost always used with the definite article.
Possessive Pronoun Forms
In the table below, you'll find the different forms Spanish possessive pronouns can take.
|Masculine Singular Form||Masculine Plural Form||Feminine Singular Form||Feminine Plural Form|
|first person singular (yo)|
|second person informal singular (tú)|
|second person formal singular (usted)|
|third person singular (él, ella)|
|first person plural (nosotros)|
|second person plural (vosotros)|
|second person plural (ustedes)|
|third person plural (ellos, ellas)|
Note that third person singular, formal second person singular, and third person plural possessive pronoun forms are the same! El suyo can mean his, hers, yours, or theirs.
Check out these examples of Spanish possessive pronouns.