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su(
soo
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
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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su
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (de él)
a. his
2. (de ella)
a. her
3. (de cosa, animal)
a. its
4. (de uno)
a. one's
5. (de ellos, ellas)
a. their
6. (de usted, ustedes)
a. your
su librohis/her/your/their book
sus libroshis/her/your/their books
su hocicoits snout
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su
possessive adjective
1 (sing) (de él) his; (de ella) her; (de usted) your; (de animal, cosa) its; (impersonal) one's
el chico perdió su juguete the boy lost his toy; María vino con su padre María came with her father; dígame su número de teléfono give me your telephone number; un oso y su cachorro a bear and its cub; uno tiene que mirar por su negocio one has to look after one's own business
2 (pl) (de ustedes) your; (de ellos, de ellas) their
no olviden sus paraguas don't forget your umbrellas; las niñas se quedaron en su cuarto the girls stayed in their room
3 (uso enfático)
tendrá sus buenos 80 años he must be a good 80 years old; su dinero le habrá costado it must have cost her a pretty penny; una casa de muñecas con sus cortinitas y todo a doll's house with little curtains and everything
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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