suyo
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suyo(
soo
-
yoh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (possessive)
a. his (third person masculine singular)
Este es David, y Peter es amigo suyo.This is David, and Peter is his friend.
b. her (third person feminine singular)
El café suyo tiene crema y dos azúcares.Her coffee has cream and two sugars.
c. its (neuter, singular)
¿Dónde está el perro? ¿Eso que hay en el suelo es el hueso suyo?Where's the dog? Is that its bone on the floor?
d. your (second person plural)
Este carro es suyo, así que uno de los dos debe manejar.This is your car, so one of you two should drive.
e. their (third person plural)
¿Es este el yate suyo o es ese que está allá?Is this their yacht, or is it that one over there?
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(possessive)
a. your (second person singular)
¿Es este bolígrafo suyo, señor?Is this your pen, sir?
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
3. (possessive)
a. his (third person masculine singular)
Mi coche es rojo y el suyo es negro.My car is red and his is black.
b. hers (third person feminine singular)
Mi pedido ya se mandó, pero el suyo no.My order has already been shipped, but hers hasn't.
c. yours (second person plural)
Este es mi apartamento. El suyo está en la planta baja.This is my apartment. Yours is on the ground floor.
d. theirs (third person plural)
Nuestro patio es más grande que el suyo.Our yard is bigger than theirs.
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(possessive)
a. yours (second person singular)
El café de la señora está listo, pero el suyo no, señor.The lady's coffee is ready, but yours is not, sir.
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suyo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (de él)
a. his
2. (de ella)
a. hers
3. (de uno)
a. one's (own)
4. (de ellos, ellas)
a. theirs
5. (de usted, ustedes)
a. yours
este libro es suyothis book is his/hers/ etc
un amigo suyoa friend of his/hers/ etc
no es asunto suyoit's none of his/her/ etc business
6. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
es muy suyohe's a law unto himself
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
7. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
el suyohis
8. (expresiones)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
de suyoin itself
hacer de las suyasto be up to his/her/ etc usual tricks
hacer suyoto make one's own
9. (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 suyathis is the chance he's been waiting for o his big chance
lo suyo es el teatrotheater is his/her etc thing
lo suyo sería volverthe proper thing to do would be to go back
10. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
los suyoshis/her/etc folks
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suyoa suya
possessive adjective
1 (de él) his; (de ella) her; (de ellos, ellas) their
la culpa es suya it's his/her etc fault; —permiso —es suyo (Chile) (México) "excuse me" — "yes?"; no es amigo suyo he is not a friend of his/hers etc; no es culpa suya it's not his/her etc fault; it's no fault of his/hers etc; varios libros suyos (de ellos) several books of theirs; several of their books
hacer algo suyo
hizo suyas mis palabras he echoed my words
eso es muy suyo that's just like him; that's typical of him
él es un hombre muy suyo (reservado) he's a man who keeps very much to himself; (quisquilloso) he's a very fussy sort
2 (de usted, ustedes) your
¿es suyo esto? is this yours?
pronombre:posesivo
(de él) his; (de ella) hers; (de usted, ustedes) yours; (de animal, cosa) its; (de uno mismo) one's own; (de ellos, ellas) theirs
este libro es el suyo this book is his/hers etc; los suyos (familia) one's family o relations; (partidarios) one's own people o supporters; suyo afectísimo yours faithfully o sincerely; yours truly; (EEUU)
de suyo in itself; intrinsically
lo suyo (what is) his; (su parte) his share; what he deserves
aguantar lo suyo (su parte) to do one's share; (mucho) to put up with a lot; él pesa lo suyo he's really heavy; he's a fair weight
hacer de las suyas to get up to one's old tricks
ir a la suya
ir a lo suyo
to go one's own way; to go one's own sweet way; think only of o.s.
salirse con la suya to get one's own way; (en una discusión) to carry one's point
cada cual a lo suyo it's best to mind one's own business
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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