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suyo, -a
possessive adjective
1. his (de él) ; hers (de ella) ; one's (own) (de uno) ; theirs (de ellos, ellas) ; yours (de usted, ustedes)
  • este libro es suyo, -a this book is his/hers/etc
  • un amigo suyo, -a a friend of his/hers/etc
  • no es asunto suyo, -a it's none of his/her/etc business
  • es muy suyo, -a (informal figurative) he's a law unto himself
pronoun posesivo
  • el suyo, -a his; (deél) hers; (de ella) its (own); (de cosa, animal) one's own; (de uno) theirs; (de ellos, ellas) yours (de usted, ustedes)
2. (expresiones)
  • de suyo, -a in itself
  • hacer de las suyas to be up to his/her/etc usual tricks
  • hacer suyo, -a to make one's own
  • esta es la suya (informal) this is the chance he's been waiting for o his big chance
  • lo suyo, -a es el teatro theater is his/her etc thing
  • lo suyo, -a sería volver the proper thing to do would be to go back
  • los suyos (informal) his/her/etc folks; (su familia) his/her/etc lot o side (su bando)
suyoa suya
possessive adjective
1 (de él) his; (de ella) her; (de ellos, ellas) their
la culpa es suya it's his/her etc fault; —permiso —es suyo (Chile) (México) "excuse me" — "yes?"; no es amigo suyo he is not a friend of his/hers etc; no es culpa suya it's not his/her etc fault; it's no fault of his/hers etc; varios libros suyos (de ellos) several books of theirs; several of their books
hacer algo suyo
hizo suyas mis palabras he echoed my words
eso es muy suyo that's just like him; that's typical of him
él es un hombre muy suyo (reservado) he's a man who keeps very much to himself; (quisquilloso) he's a very fussy sort
2 (de usted, ustedes) your
¿es suyo esto? is this yours?
(de él) his; (de ella) hers; (de usted, ustedes) yours; (de animal, cosa) its; (de uno mismo) one's own; (de ellos, ellas) theirs
este libro es el suyo this book is his/hers etc; los suyos (familia) one's family o relations; (partidarios) one's own people o supporters; suyo afectísimo yours faithfully o sincerely; yours truly; (EEUU)
de suyo in itself; intrinsically
lo suyo (what is) his; (su parte) his share; what he deserves
aguantar lo suyo (su parte) to do one's share; (mucho) to put up with a lot; él pesa lo suyo he's really heavy; he's a fair weight
hacer de las suyas to get up to one's old tricks
ir a la suya
ir a lo suyo
to go one's own way; to go one's own sweet way; think only of o.s.
salirse con la suya to get one's own way; (en una discusión) to carry one's point
cada cual a lo suyo it's best to mind one's own business
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