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Possessive Pronouns in Spanish

Possessive Pronouns in Spanish

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A Spanish possessive pronoun (pronombre posesivo ), such as mío or suyo, is used in place of a noun and a possessive adjective.

Each Spanish possessive pronoun has four forms that must agree in gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singular or plural) with the noun in the phrase they replace. These pronouns are the same as the long forms of possessive adjectives, but are almost always used with the definite article.

Possessive Pronoun Forms

In the table below, you'll find the different forms Spanish possessive pronouns can take.

Masculine Singular FormMasculine Plural FormFeminine Singular FormFeminine Plural Form
first person singular (yo)
mío
 
míos
 
mía
 
mías
 
second person informal singular (tú)
tuyo
 
tuyos
 
tuya
 
tuyas
 
second person formal singular (usted)
suyo
 
suyos
 
suya
 
suyas
 
third person singular (él, ella)
suyo
 
suyos
 
suya
 
suyas
 
first person plural (nosotros)
nuestro
 
nuestros
 
nuestra
 
nuestras
 
second person plural (vosotros)
vuestro
 
vuestros
 
vuestra
 
vuestras
 
second person plural (ustedes)
suyo
 
suyos
 
suya
 
suyas
 
third person plural (ellos, ellas)
suyo
 
suyos
 
suya
 
suyas
 

Note that third person singular, formal second person singular, and third person plural possessive pronoun forms are the same! El suyo  can mean his, hers, yours, or theirs.

Check out these examples of Spanish possessive pronouns.

Esta casa es la suya.
This house is yours.
 
Tu coche es mejor que el mío.
Your car is better than mine.
 
Mi departamento está lejos de aquí, pero el suyo está cerca.
My apartment is far away from here, but theirs is close.
 
¿Es el celular de Malena? - No, el suyo no tiene funda.
Is this Malena's cellphone? - No, hers doesn't have a case.
 
Esa mesa es la suya. Esta es la nuestra.
That table is yours. This one one is ours.
 

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