Los Adjetivos Posesivos

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Los Adjetivos Posesivos

  1. 1. Possessive Adjectives
  2. 2. Possessive Adjectives in English <ul><li>my </li></ul><ul><li>your </li></ul><ul><li>his </li></ul><ul><li>her </li></ul><ul><li>our </li></ul><ul><li>their </li></ul>
  3. 3. ¿Qué sabemos de los adjetivos? <ul><li>They “obey” (agree) the “king” (the noun they accompany in: </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike most other adjectives, possessive adjectives are always placed before the noun that they describe. </li></ul>- Number (sg, pl) - Gender (f, m)
  4. 4. If the owner is: Use this adjective: Yo Mi Tú Tu El Su Ella Su Usted Su Nosotros Vosotros Nuestro Vuestro Ellos Su Ellas Su Ustedes Su
  5. 5. Agreement <ul><li>The number (sg, pl) and the gender (f, m) of the possessive adjective depend on the thing we possess and </li></ul><ul><li>NOT ON THE POSSESSOR. </li></ul><ul><li>Mi herman o es alto. </li></ul><ul><li>Mis hermana s son guapas. </li></ul><ul><li>Tus abuelo s son viejos </li></ul><ul><li>Vuestros padre s son amables </li></ul>
  6. 6. Plural forms of possessive adjectives (number agreement) Notice that these follow the standard Spanish rule for making things plural. Mi Mis Tu Tus Su Sus Nuestro Vuestro Nuestros Vuestros
  7. 7. Gender agreement <ul><li>Only nuestro and vuestro change to agree in gender with the noun that they modify. The feminine forms are: </li></ul><ul><li>Nuestra (s) </li></ul><ul><li>Vuestra (s) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>his shirt </li></ul>This determines which of the following to use: Is this masculine or feminine? (Remember that this only matters if you are using nuestro or vuestro .) Is the word singular or plural? This determines whether to add an –s to the possessive adjective. mi tu su Nuestro Vuestro
  9. 9. There is no ’s in Spanish.
  10. 10. Monica’s shirt 1. Cross structure Camisa Mónica La camisa Mónica 2. Add the article La camisa de Mónica 3. Add DE for possession
  11. 11. Yolanda’s relatives 1. Cross structure 2. Add the article 3. Add DE for possession
  12. 12. Yolanda’s relatives Parientes Yolanda Los parientes de Yolanda 2. Add the article 3. Add DE for possession
  13. 13. Charo´s sister 2. Add the article 3. Add DE for possession
  14. 14. Sergio´s parents 2. Add the article 3. Add DE for possession
  15. 15. Manu’s backpack Su mochila La mochila de Manu
  16. 16. Ms. Rivas’ house (Usted) Su casa Ésta casa es de usted

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