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Suyo vs. mio and nuestro

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I'm confused. When do you use "suyo" and "suya" instead of "mio", 'mia" or "nuestro" and "nuestra"?

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updated OCT 6, 2009
posted by JoAnnSW

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If someone asks: To whom belongs this dog ?

This dog belongs to him => Este perro es suyo. This dog belongs to her => Este perro es suyo. This dog belongs to me => Este perro es mio. This dog belongs to us => Este perro es nuestro. Perro is a masculine noun.

Now if someone asks: To whom belongs these hands ?

These hands belong to her => Estas manos son suyas These hands belong to him => Estas manos son suyas These hands belong to me => Estas manos son mias These hands belong to us => Estas manos son nuestras Manos is a feminine noun.

The adjective (suyo/suya, mio/mia, nuestro/nuestra) agrees with the noun.

updated OCT 6, 2009
posted by planf
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someone asks: To whom belongs this dog ? This dog belongs to him => Este perro es suyo. This dog belongs to her => Este perro es suyo. This dog belongs to me => Este perro es mio. This dog belongs to us => Este perro es nuestro. Perro is a masculine noun. Now if someone asks: To whom belongs these hands ? These hands belong to her => Estas manos son suyas These hands belong to him => Estas manos son suyas These hands belong to me => Estas manos son mias These hands belong to us => Estas manos son nuestras Manos is a feminine noun. The adjective (suyo/suya, mio/mia, nuestro/nuestra) agrees with the noun.

The rule is correct, but it applies to none of your examples. In all of your examples you are using possessive pronouns; not possessive adjectives.

El perro mío es...=possessive adjective

El perro es mío (possessive pronoun)

(usually el mío, but the definite article is dropped after Ser.)

updated OCT 6, 2009
posted by 0074b507
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Hola JoAnn Try putting the words into the "Dictionary" and see what you get.

updated OCT 6, 2009
posted by ian-hill
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El perro es tuyo = the dog is yours, Es tu perro = it is your dog, No es tuyo es mio= it si not yours it is mine El perro es nuestro = the dog is ours o es nuestro perro = it is our dog. ¿Es vuestro perro? sí es nuestro.= is it your dog? yes it is ours. Hope this helps. For femenine nouns La vaca es tuya and follow all the previous examples adding a instead of o.

updated OCT 6, 2009
edited by kenwilliams
posted by kenwilliams
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