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LEARN SPANISH POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS

Mío - el mío, la mía,... (mine), Tuyo - el tuyo, la tuya... (yours), Suyo - el suyo, la suya... (his, hers, its), Nuestro - el nuestro, la nuestra... (ours), Vuestro - el vuestro, la vuestra... (yours) and Suyo - el suyo, la suya... (theirs) We use the Possessive Pronouns when we want to substitute a group of words that are indicating a possession relation.

Example

Éste es mi libro.

This is my book

In this example, we can substitute "mi libro" (my book) for the possessive pronoun "mío" (mine) and we would have: "Éste es mío" (This is mine) or "Este libro es mío" (this book is mine)

In Spanish the possessive pronouns are normally formed with the definite article and "mío, tuyo, suyo.".

Example

Mi coche es rápido. El mío es más rápido.

My car is fast. Mine is faster

In this example, "el mío" (mine) substitutes "mi coche" (my car) and it is formed by the definite article masculine, singular "el" (the) and the pronoun "mío" (mine)

*NOTE*: Nouns in Spanish have gender so, when you want to substitute them for a pronoun you have to bear that in mind and choose accordingly.

*NOTE* In Spanish, most of the pronouns go before the verb, unlike in English.