2What are they?Subject pronouns tell us WHO is doing an action in a sentence.In English, we have:I WeYou Ya’llHe/she They
3I talk on the phone a lot.We dance sometimes.They draw very well.
4En español...When you are talking TO someone. These are the subject pronouns you can use:Tú – YOU speak Spanish!Usted – YOU are a good teacher!Ustedes – YOU guys are so smart!Vosotros – YA’LL (males) are from Texas, right?Vosotras – YA’LL (females) are from Texas, right?
5TúUsed when talking directly to someone informally (a friend, parent, pet, classmate, someone you are comfortable with.)¡Tú cantas mucho!
6UstedUsed when talking directly to someone formally (president, principal, teacher, elder)Ud. no baila bien.
7Ustedes Uds. dibujan bien. Used when talking to MORE THAN ONE person. Means “You all” or “You guys”In Spain, it is used when the group you are talking to is a formal group.Everywhere else, it is the only way to talk to more than one person.Uds. dibujan bien.
8Vosotros, Vosotras ¡Vosotros estudiáis mucho! ONLY used in SPAIN Used to talk to more than one person informally (a group of friends or classmates)¡Vosotros estudiáis mucho!
9When you are talking about someone... Yo – I am soooo pretty!Él – HE sings so well!Ella – SHE studies sometimes!Ellos – THEY (males) teach Spanish!Ellas – THEY (females) speak German!Nosotros – WE (males) are the best!Nosotras – WE (females) are the best!
10Yo Just means I. Used only when talking about yourself. Yo esquio con mis amigos.
11Él Used when talking about one male. It means He Él estudia las matemáticas.
12Ella Used when talking about one female. It means She Ella habla por teléfono.
13Ellos Ellos montan en bicicleta. The plural form of Él. Used when talking about more than one male OR a mixture of males and females.It means TheyEllos montan en bicicleta.
14Ellas Ellas montan en monopatín. Plural form of Ella. Used when talking about more than one female ONLY (no chicos allowed!)It means They alsoEllas montan en monopatín.
15Nosotros Nosotros estudiamos Used when talking about yourself AND someone else/other people.It means We.Often you will see:Julia y yo = nosotrosMi familia y yo = nosotrosElla y yo = nosotrosNosotrosestudiamos
16Nosotras Nosotras bailamos. The feminine form of We. Chicos will never ever use this.Only used when a chica is talking about herself and another girl.Nosotras bailamos.
17To sum it up in a chart... Yo = I Nosotros = We (males/females) Nosotras = We (females only)Tú = You (informal)Vosotros = Ya’ll males/ females (Spain only)Vosotras = Ya’ll females (Spain only)Ud. = You (formal)Él = HeElla = SheUds. = You all (formal)Ellos = They (males/females)Ellas = They (females only)
18Which subject pronoun would you use... To talk about a group of boys...EllosTo talk to a teacher...Ud.To talk about yourself and one other boy...NosotrosTo talk to a group of female classmates in Spain...Vosotras
19To talk to a girl your age... To talk about yourself...YoTo talk about a girl...EllaTo talk to a girl your age...TúTo talk to a group of people in Mexico...Uds.To talk about a male teacher...Él