Pronombres posesivos

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Pronombres posesivos

Possessive pronouns replace something that was previously mentioned:

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

—My parents live in Lima. —Mine live in Caracas.

SINGULARPLURAL
Yo el mío/ la míalos míos/ las mías
el tuyo/ la tuyalos tuyos/ las tuyas
Él/Ella/Ustedel suyo/ la suyalos suyos/ las suyas
Nosotros/asel nuestro/ la nuestralos nuestros/ las nuestras
Vosotros/asel vuestro/ la vuestralos vuestros/ las vuestras
Ellos/Ellasel suyo/ la suyalos suyos/ las suyas

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.

—¿De quién es este abrigo? —Es mío.

—Whose coat is this? —It’s mine.

—¿Cuál es tu coche? —El rojo de la derecha es el mío.

—Which one’s your car? —The one on the right is mine.

  • 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.

Hablemos de lo tuyo.

Let’s talk about your thing

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