Possessive Pronouns in Spanish

Overview

A possessive pronoun can be used to replace any noun that is also accompanied by a possessive adjective. Each possessive pronoun has four forms that must agree in gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singular or plural) with the noun they replace. They are the same as the long forms of possessive adjectives, but are always used with the definite article.

Esta casa es la suya.
This house is yours.
 
Tu coche es mejor que el mío.
Your car is better than mine.
 
No tengo mi celular. ¿Puedo usar el tuyo?
I don't have my phone. Can I use yours?
 

Possessive Pronoun Forms

Masculine Singular FormMasculine Plural FormFeminine Singular FormFeminine Plural Form
first person singular (yo)
mío
 
míos
 
mía
 
mías
 
second person informal singular ()
tuyo
 
tuyos
 
tuya
 
tuyas
 
second person formal singular (usted)
suyo
 
suyos
 
suya
 
suyas
 
third person singular (él, ella)
suyo
 
suyos
 
suya
 
suyas
 
first person plural (nosotros)
nuestro
 
nuestros
 
nuestra
 
nuestras
 
second person plural (vosotros)
vuestro
 
vuestros
 
vuestra
 
vuestras
 
second person plural (ustedes)
suyo
 
suyos
 
suya
 
suyas
 
third person plural (ellos, ellas)
suyo
 
suyos
 
suya
 
suyas
 

Note that third person singular and third person plural possessive pronoun forms are the same! El suyo can mean his, hers, yours, or theirs.

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