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"El" is a definite article which is often translated as "the", and "tuya" is an adjective which is often translated as "yours". Learn more about the difference between "el" and "tuya" below.
el(
ehl
)
A definite article is a word that identifies a noun as as specific or known to the speaker (e.g. the girl).
1. (general)
a. the
El gato está en el tejado.The cat is on the roof.
El teléfono estaba encima de la mesa.The telephone was on top of the table.
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tuya(
too
-
yah
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(possessive; second person singular)
a. yours
Esa no es mi ropa interior. - ¡Sí, es tuya! Tiene tu nombre escrito.That's not my underwear. - Yes, it is yours! It has your name on it.
b. your
Llevaré tus cosas a la casa. ¿Cuál de estas es la mochila tuya?I'll take your things to the house. Which of these is your backpack?
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(possessive; second person singular)
a. yours
Me robaron la bicicleta. ¿Puedo utilizar la tuya esta semana?My bicycle was stolen. Can I use yours this week?
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
3. (botany)
a. white cedar
Yo elegiría una madera sólida para la cerca, por ejempo, tuya o pino.For the fence, I would choose solid wood like white cedar or pine.
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