usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in #3).
1. (possessive) 
a. mine 
¿De quién es esta chaqueta? - Es mía.Whose is this jacket? - It's mine.
b. of mine 
Me lo dijo una amiga mía.A friend of mine told me.
c. my 
Querida mía, no sé qué vamos a hacer.I don't know what we are going to do, my dear.
2. (possessive) 
a. mine 
Esta no es mi raqueta; la mía lleva mi nombre escrito.This is not my racket; mine has my name written on it.
b. my 
Esta silla es la mía. La tuya es esa otra.This is my chair. Yours is that one there.
feminine noun
3. (my opportunity) 
a. my chance 
"Esta es la mía, ahora le pediré salir", pensé."This is my chance, I'll ask her out now," I thought.
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