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  • Possessive Adjectives

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Possessive Adjectives
  • Adjectives DESCRIBE nouns, correct?
  • Well, they can also show possession.

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Possessive Adjectives
  • Here are the possessive adjectives in English
    my, your, his, her, our, and their.

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Posessive Adjectives
  • It s like saying my dog, your house, his
    notebook, etc.

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Here are the possessive adjectives in Spanish!
Possessive adjectives show ownership or
relationships between people. They are placed
before the noun.
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Posessive Adjectives
  • singular
  • mi / mis (my)
  • tu / tus (your)
  • su / sus (his,her)
  • or (your f.)
  • plural
  • nuestro a, os, as (our)
  • vuestro, a, os, as
  • (your inf.)
  • su / sus (their)
  • or (your f.)

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In English, the possessive adjectives his, her,
and their tell whether something belongs to a
male, a female, or more than one person.
  • In Spanish, the possessive adjective su has
    many possible meanings (his, her, its, your,
    their). Context usually makes the meaning clear.

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Possessive Adjectives
  • Some examples
  • mi hermano mis hermanos
  • tu abuela tus abuelas
  • su hijo sus hijos
  • nuestro tío nuestros tíos
  • nuestra tía nuestras tías

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Possessive Adjectives
  • The possessive adjective must be singular if the
    noun is singular and plural if the noun is
    plural.

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Posessive Adjectives
  • Mi prima es alta.
  • Todas mis primas son altas.

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Posessive Adjectives
  • Son rubios los hermanos de Rafael?
  • No, sus hermanos son pelirrojos.

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Showing Possession
  • In Spanish there are NO apostrophes.
  • You cannot say, for example,
  • Jorges dog,
  • (using an apostrophe)

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Showing Posession
  • You must say,
  • The dog of Jorge, only in Spanish. Like this
  • El perro de Jorge.

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De noun
  • This concept of showing possession is using
    de noun.
  • For example

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De Noun
  • Tengo el cuaderno de Felipe.
  • La hermana de María es amable.

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Su and sus can take the place of a phrase with de
person.
  • De dónde es la madre de Juan?
  • Su madre es de Puebla.

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