Possessives

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Possessives

SINGULARPLURAL
Yo (el) mío/ (la) mía(los) míos/ (las) mías
(el) tuyo/ (la) tuya(los) tuyos/ (las) tuyas
Él/Ella/Usted(el) suyo/ (la) suya(los) suyos/ (las) suyas
Nosotros/as(el) nuestro/ (la) nuestra(los) nuestros/ (las) nuestras
Vosotros/as(el) vuestro/ (la) vuestra(los) vuestros/ (las) vuestras
Ellos/Ellas(el) suyo/ (la) suya(los) suyos/ (las) suyas

Leí un libro suyo.

Unas amigas mías vienen a cenar.

Este hotel es nuestro.

—¿De quién es este abrigo? —Es mío.

Notes:

  • With the verb ser (to be) we may use the possessive pronoun without the article. You may also use the article if you want to be more specific.

—Mis padres viven en Lima. —Los míos viven en Caracas.

No encuentro mi teléfono, ¿me prestas el tuyo?

  • Lo + possessive pronoun (lo mío, lo tuyo, lo suyo…) expresses a more abstract thought, usually a “thing” or a “what” that is being referenced.

Lo mío es la danza.

My thing is classical dance.

Lo nuestro se ha terminado.

Our thing is over / It's over between us.

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