Spanish possessive adjectives

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Spanish possessive adjectives

  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>Modified according to … </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. Su Ustedes Su Ellas Su Ellos Nuestro Vuestro Nosotros Vosotros Su Usted Su Ella Su El Tu Tú Mi Yo Use this adjective: If the owner is:
  5. 5. Plural forms of possessive adjectives (number agreement) Notice that these follow the standard Spanish rule for making things plural. Nuestros Vuestros Nuestro Vuestro Sus Su Tus Tu Mis Mi
  6. 6. 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>
  7. 7. <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. Nuestro Vuestro su tu mi
  8. 8. There is no ’s in Spanish.
  9. 9. His shirt Su camisa La camisa de él
  10. 10. Our class Nuestra clase
  11. 11. Her pencil Su lápiz El lápiz de ella
  12. 12. Their book Su libro El libro de ellos El libro de ellas
  13. 13. Your (singular, informal) shoes Tus zapatos
  14. 14. Juan’s backpack Su mochila La mochila de Juan
  15. 15. Your (singular, formal) house Su casa La casa de usted

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