Presentation on theme: "Possessive Adjectives. Possessive adjectives in English are as follows: myouryour his, her,their its."— Presentation transcript:
Possessive adjectives in English are as follows: myouryour his, her,their its
Possessive adjectives in Spanish: minuestro tuvuestrosu Because these are possessive adjectives, they change just like all other adjectives: mi casa, mis casas nuestro libro, nuestros libros, nuestra casa, nuestras casas tu casa, tus casas vuestro libro, vuestros libros, vuestra casa, vuestras casas su casa, sus casassu casa, sus casas Mi, tu, and su have just singular and plural forms, because they dont end with an –o. Nuestro and vuestro, which do end with an –o, have four forms: masculine singular, feminine singular, masculine plural, feminine plural.
minuestro tuvuestrosu You may be bothered by the fact that su is in two places.Su can mean his, her, its, their, or your. Sus can mean his, her, its, their, or your. You use su when the noun is singular: su primo = his cousin, her cousin, your cousin, their cousin sus primos = his primos, her primos, your primos, their primos The only thing the –s on the end of the su tells you is that the noun is plural. It tells you absolutely nothing about whether the word means his, their, etc.
What you can do if its not clear whether su means his, her, etc., is this: su libro = el libro de él su libro = el libro de ella In other words, you can say the book of him rather than his book.
That brings us to another point: there are no apostrophes in Spanish. The way you say, Juans father, is the father of Juan: El padre de Juan
Práctica My mother Where is your father? He is her cousin. Our family is big. Their step-brother is good looking. Mi madre ¿Dónde está tu padre? Él es su primo. Nuestra familia es grande. Su hermanastro es guapo.