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Possessive Pronouns in Spanish

What is the difference between SUYO and tuyo?

Possessive pronouns

The possessive pronouns are similar to the possessive adjectives, but they are normally used with a definite article.

What is possessive pronoun and examples in Spanish?


-       Singular Feminine - Plural Feminine

minela mía- las mías

yours (informal)la tuya- las tuyas

his/hers- la suyalas suyas

yours (formal)- la suya- las suyas

ours- la nuestra- las nuestras

yours (informal)- la vuestra- las vuestras

yours (formal)- la suya- las suyas

theirs- la suyalas suyas

 

Singular Masculine  -       Plural Masculine

mine- el mío- los míos

yours (informal)- el tuyo- los tuyos

his/hers- el suyo- los suyos

yours (formal)- el suyo- los suyos

ours- el nuestro- los nuestros

yours (informal)- el vuestro- los vuestros

yours (formal)el suyo- los suyos

theirsel suyo- los suyos

 

e.g.

Mi casa es grande. - My house is large.

La  tuya es pequeña.(you informal) - Yours is small.


Tu cuarto es de color azul.- Your bedroom’s color is blue.

El mío es de color amarillo. - Mine is yellow.

 

Mi gato es rápido. - My cat is fast.

El suyo es lento. (you formal) -Yours (formal) is slow.

 

Note: The definite article is usually omitted when the possessive pronoun comes after the verb "ser"

El gato lento es mío. - The slow cat is mine.

La casa pequeña es suya. - The small house is hers.

 

Notice the following ambiguity

La casa pequeña es suya. - The small house is hers.

La casa pequeña es suya. - The small house is his.

 

Note: "El suyo, la suya, los suyos, las suyas" can be clarified as follows:

La casa pequeña es suya. - The small house is hers. (unclarified)

La casa pequeña es de ella. - The small house is hers. (clarified)

El carro pequeño es suyo. - The small car is his. (unclarified)

El carro pequeño es de él. - The small car is his. (clarified)

Las casas pequeñas son suyas. - The small houses are theirs. (unclarified)

Las casas pequeñas son de ellas. - The small houses are theirs. (clarified)

Los carros pequeños son suyos. - The small cars are theirs. (unclarified)

Los carros pequeños son de ellos. - The small cars are theirs. (clarified)

 

Tip: "de + el" are contracted to form “del”,  however, "de + él" are not contracted.


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