mío
Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article "lo" in the sense shown in 3), and by the definite article "los" in the sense shown in the plural noun.
mío(
mee
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oh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (possessive)
a. mine
¿Es tu coche? - Sí, es mío.Is that your car? - Yes, it's mine.
b. of mine
Vargas fue profesor mío en la universidad.Vargas was a professor of mine at university.
c. my
Amigo mío, no tenemos otra alternativa.My friend, we have no choice.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (possessive)
a. mine
Estos no son mis lentes. Quiero los míos.These aren't my glasses. I want mine.
Este asiento es el mío. El tuyo es ese otro.This seat is mine. Yours is that one there.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (favorite activity)
a. my thing
Nadar me encanta. Verdaderamente es lo mío.I love swimming. It really is my thing.
míos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (close relatives)
a. my family
Pasé el verano con los míos en Miami.I spent the summer in Miami with my family.
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mío
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. mine
este libro es míothis book is mine
un amigo míoa friend of mine
no es asunto míoit's none of my business
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
el míomine
el mío es rojomine is red
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
esta es la míathis is the chance I've been waiting for o my big chance
lo mío es el teatrotheater is my thing
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
los míosmy folks
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mío
possessive adjective
mine
es mío it's mine; no es amigo mío he's no friend of mine; ¡Dios mío! my God!; good heavens!; ¡hijo mío! my dear boy!
pronombre:posesivo
1
el mío/la mía mine; este es el mío this one's mine; la mía está en el armario mine's in the cupboard; lo mío: lo mío es tuyo what is mine is yours; what belongs to me belongs to you; he puesto lo mío en esta caja I've put my stuff o things in this box; lo mío con Ana acabó hace tiempo Ana and I finished a while ago; lo mío son los deportes I'm a sports person myself; el tenis no es lo mío tennis is not for me; tennis is not my cup of tea o my thing
2
los míos (mis familiares) my folks; my family; echo de menos a los míos I miss my folks
no le permito que insulte a los míos
3
la mía (mi oportunidad)
¡esta es la mía, entraré ahora que no me ven! now's my chance, I'll slip in now while they aren't watching!
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