2PronounsIn English, we use pronouns every day. Pronouns are the words that replace nouns in a sentence.For example, imagine you were telling a story about your friend Veronica. It might go something like this:“Veronica drove to the store. Then, Veronica picked out groceries. Veronica paid $20, then Veronica drove home.”What word would you use to replace Veronica?
3PronounsSubject pronouns answer the question, “WHO.” Who or what is doing the action in a sentence?What other pronouns do you know in English?IYouHeSheItWeThey
4Pronouns Which words are singular, and which are plural? Singular: I, You, He, She, ItPlural: We, They
5Pronouns In Spanish, there are 12 subject pronouns. BUT we’re only going to study 10, because 2 of them are used exclusively in Spain.
7You – Tú Talking TO a friend or family member. Do you speak Spanish?
8Talking TO an adult, stranger or person of importance. You – UstedTalking TO an adult, stranger or person of importance.Do you speak Spanish?
9He – Él Talking ABOUT a male. He speaks Spanish.Robertospeaks Spanish.
10She – Ella Talking ABOUT a female. She speaks Spanish.Maria speaks Spanish.
11We – Nosotros Talking about yourself AND someone else We – Nosotros Talking about yourself AND someone else. The group is all male or co-ed.We speak Spanish.He and I (WE) speak Spanish.
12We – Nosotros Talking about yourself AND someone else We – Nosotros Talking about yourself AND someone else. The group is all female.We speak Spanish.She and I (WE) speak Spanish.
13They – Ellos Talking ABOUT a group of people, either all male or co-ed. They speak Spanish.Maria and Roberto speak Spanish.
14They – Ellas Talking ABOUT a group of girls. They speak Spanish.Maria, Lisa and Sara speak Spanish.
15You all – Ustedes Talking TO a group of people. Do you allspeak Spanish?
16Subject Pronouns Singular Plural Yo (I) Nosotros (we – boys or coed) Copy this chart into your notes. It needs to look EXACTLY like this.SingularPluralYo (I)Nosotros (we – boys or coed)Nosotras (we – all girls)Tú (you - informal)Él (he)Ella (she) Usted (you – formal)Ellos (they – boys or coed)Ellas (they – all girls)Ustedes (you all)
17Subject PronounsYou probably noticed that there are TWO ways to say “YOU” in Spanish.Tú is used to address family and friends.Usted is used to address elders, strangers or people of importance. Think of it as being used any time you would use “Miss, Mrs., or Mr.”
18Each student needs 10 notecards. On each notecard, write ONE of the SPANISH SUBJECT PRONOUNS.Underneath, draw stick figures that represent the meaning of that card. Use the pictures I showed you as examples.You will have only 10 minutes to complete this activity so do not spend long on each card.