Quick answer
"Of his" is a phrase which is often translated as "suyo", and "her" is an adjective which is often translated as "su". Learn more about the difference between "of his" and "her" below.
of his
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used after a noun)
a. suyo
My cousin introduced me to a friend of his.Mi primo me presentó a un amigo suyo.
2. (used before a noun)
a. de su
I have heard of his movies, but I haven't seen any.He oído hablar de sus películas, pero no he visto ninguna.
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her(
huhr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (possessive)
a. su
Her children are very bright.Sus hijos son muy inteligentes.
I cannot stand her attitude any longer.Ya no puedo soportar más su actitud.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (personal)
a. ella (emphatic use)
Please, explain it to her.Por favor, explícaselo a ella.
b. la (direct object)
I love her, but she loves someone else.La amo, pero ella ama a otro.
c. le (indirect object)
Give her all the money she needs!¡Dale todo el dinero que necesite!
3. (possessive)
a. el suyo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la suya
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My house is nice and warm unlike hers.Mi casa está calentita, no como la suya.
My son is sportier than hers.Mi hijo es más deportista que el suyo.
b. el de ella
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la de ella
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Have you seen my sister's new car? Hers is more expensive than mine, of course!¿Viste el coche nuevo de mi hermana? El de ella es más caro que el mío, ¡por supuesto!
We both bought new skirts but hers looks better than mine.Las dos nos compramos faldas nuevas pero la de ella le queda mejor que la mía.
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