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Expressing P osession in Spanish. What English Speakers try to do…. In English, to express possession we use the possessive “s”. For example Those books are Mary’s. My mom’s sister is coming to visit. So, English speakers try to do this in Spanish. But… IT DOES NOT WORK LIKE THIS!!!

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Expressing p osession in spanish

Expressing Posessionin Spanish


What english speakers try to do
What English Speakers try to do…

  • In English, to express possession we use the possessive “s”.

  • For example

    • Those books are Mary’s.

    • My mom’s sister is coming to visit.

  • So, English speakers try to do this in Spanish. But… IT DOES NOT WORK LIKE THIS!!!

  • My dad’s car IS NOT mi padres carro.


How it works in spanish
How it works in Spanish

  • To express possession in Spanish, we use “DE”

  • For example:

    • To say, “My mom’s sister” we actually say, “The sister of my mom.”

      • La hermana de mi madre.

    • To say, “My dad’s car” we say “The car of my dad.”

      • El carro de mi padre.


M s ejemplos
Másejemplos

  • El perro de Erin se llama Kramer.

  • El nombre de mi mejoramigaes Stephanie.

  • Los gatos de mi madre se llaman “Hamper” y “Elbie.”

  • El carro de mi hermanaes negro.

  • Erin’s dog is named Kramer.

  • My best friend’s name is Stephanie.

  • My mom’s cats are named Hamper and Elbie.

  • My sister’s car is black.


Possessive adjectives
Possessive Adjectives

  • In English, our possessive adjectives are:

    • My, your, his, her, our, your (again) and their.

    • Example:

      • My book is in my backpack.

      • Your sister is nice.

      • Her plate is over there; his is on the table.

      • Our dog is big.

      • (Addressing a group of people) What’s your opinion?

      • Their house is for sale.


Unstressed possessive adjectives en espa ol
Unstressed Possessive Adjectivesen español

Mi

Mis

When something belongs to you, use mi or mis(depending on the plurality of whatever it is that’s yours).

Nuestr@

[email protected]

To say “our”, use nuestro/a/os/as (depending on the GENDER and plurality of whatever it is that’s yours).

When something belongs to a peer you are talking to, use tu or tus (depending on the plurality of whatever it is that belongs to that person).

To say “your” to a group of people in Spain, use vuestro/a/os/as (depending on the GENDER and plurality of whatever it is that’s theirs).

Vuestr@

[email protected]

Tu

Tus

When something belongs to an “usted” you are talking to or to someone you are talking about, use su or sus (depends on the plurality of whatever it is that belongs to that person).

To say “your” to a group of people in Latin America or “their” about people you are talking about, use su or sus (depends on the plurality of whatever it is that belongs).

Su

Sus

Su

Sus


Unstressed possessive adjectives en espa ol1
Unstressed Possessive Adjectivesen español

Mi

Mis

casa

Nuestr@

[email protected]

Nuestroapartamento

padres

Nuestrasamigas

Vuestr@

[email protected]

Vuestraclase

Tu

Tus

gato

Vuestrosexámenes

clases

hijo

Su

Sus

Su

Sus

fiesta

estudiantes

composiciones


Ejemplos
Ejemplos

My books are heavy.

  • Mislibrospesan mucho (are heavy).

  • ¿Son buenastusclases?

  • Mi casa essu casa.

  • Nuestrasclases son interesantes.

  • Clase, tengovuestrosexámenes. (España)

  • Clase, tengosusexámenes. (Latinoamérica)

  • Misamigasenseñanespañol en un colgeio, susestudiantes son adolescentes.

Are your classes good?

My house is your house.

Our classes are interesting.

Class, I have your exams.

Class, I have your exams.

My friends teach Spanish at a high school, their students are teenagers.


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