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"En" is a preposition which is often translated as "in", and "su" is an adjective which is often translated as "his". Learn more about the difference between "en" and "su" below.
en(
ehn
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (indicating place)
a. in
Hay comida ya preparada en el supermercado.There's ready-made food in the supermarket.
b. on
Puedes poner los cubiertos en la mesa. You can put the silverware on the table.
2. (indicating time)
a. on
En 1969, aterrizamos en la luna.In 1969, we landed on the moon.
3. (indicating mode)
a. in
Si un oso te persigue, corre en zigzag.If a bear is chasing you, run in a zig-zag formation.
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su(
soo
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (possessive)
a. his (third person masculine singular)
¿Hiciste su tarea por él?Did you do his homework for him?
b. her (third person feminine singular)
¿Sabes dónde está el cargador de su teléfono?Do you know where the charger is for her phone?
c. its (neuter, singular)
Esta es su perrera.This is its doghouse.
d. their (third person plural)
Esa es su cena. No la comas. That is their dinner. Don't eat it.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(used to address one person)
a. your (second person singular)
Nuestra casa es su casa.Our house is your house.
3. (used to address multiple people)
a. your (second person plural)
¿A qué hora vendrá a recogerlos su mamá?What time is your mom picking you up?
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