POSESIONThis may not be the kind of“possession” you think!!!!
POSESIONIt is time to learn to talk about whatbelongs to people. In Spanish weuse the adjetivos posesivos(possessive adjectives) to expressownership or what belongs tosomeone.
The word adjetivos is KEY here.Remember that in Spanish theadjectives agree in number(singular/plural) and gender(masculine/feminine) with thenoun they modify (describe).
There are five possessiveadjectives.mitusunuestrovuestro
Three possessive adjectives (mi, tu, su)have only two forms, singular and plural.mimistutussusus
Possessive adjectives agree with the nouns they modify.That is, they agree with the thing possessed, not the onewho possessesmi hermanomy brothermis hermanosmy brotherstu hermanayour sistertus hermanasyour sisters
Mi, tu and su do not have masculine andfeminine forms. They stay the same, regardlessof the gender of the nouns they modify.mi libromi plumatus hermanostus hermanassu amigosus amigas
Mi means "my" ; tu means "your."Mi casa es tu casa.My house is your house.
Su, like tu, can mean "your."The difference between your(tu) and your (su) is how formalthe speaker wishes to be.• Mi casa es tu casa.(speaking to someone you would address as "tú")• Mi casa es su casa.(speaking to someone you would address as "usted")
Su has four meanings: his, her,their and your (formal).Jorge busca a su hermano.Jorge is looking for his sister.Pilar busca a su hermana.Pilar is looking for her sister.Ellos buscan a su hermana.They are looking for their sister.Su madre busca a su hermana.Your mother is looking for your sister.
Two possessive adjectives (nuestro andvuestro) have four forms.nuestronuestranuestrosnuestrasvuestrovuestravuestrosvuestras