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* A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. * When the pronoun is the subject (the person doing the action) of the sentence, it is called a.

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2 * A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. * When the pronoun is the subject (the person doing the action) of the sentence, it is called a Subject Pronoun. Example: Bob is swimming. He is swimming.

3 SingularPlural 1 st personIWe 2 nd personYouYou all 3 rd personHe, She, ItThey

4 * Spanish subject pronouns are similar to English, but there are some differences. SingularPlural 1 st person I = Yo We = nosotros (m) Nosotras (f) 2 nd person You = tú You all = vosotros(m) Vosotras (f) 3 rd person He = él She = ella They (m) = Ellos They (f) = Ellas

5 * Yo means I and is used in the same way as in English. * Yo soy alumno. * Note that it is not capitalized unless it starts a sentence: * Mi amigo y yo…

6 Tú means you (familiar/ informal) Used when talking to someone familiar Well learn more about this in a moment.

7 * Él = he * It is used when talking ABOUT a boy/guy/man. * DONT forget the accent mark. If you do, you are actually writing the Spanish word for the * él = heel = the

8 * Ella = she * It is used when talking ABOUT a girl/woman. * Please pronounce it correctly. * It sounds like (eh-yah) not (el- lah) * Remember ll= y sound.

9 Use nosotros/ nosotras to talk about a group of people that includes you. in English we have one word to talk about we, but in Spanish, we distinguish between we masculine and feminine: Jennifer & Ana say Nosotras somos alumnas. Ben and John say Nosotros somos alumnos.

10 VOSOTROS means you all Familiar (when talking to friends the same age as you There is also a distinction of gender Vosotras – you all feminine Vosotros – you all masculine

11 Ellos = They (masculine) It is used when talking ABOUT a group of boys/guys/men or a mixed group. Please pronounce it correctly. It sounds like (eh-yohs) not (el-lohs) Remember ll= y sound.

12 * Ellas = They (feminine) * It is used when talking ABOUT a group of only females. * Please pronounce it correctly. * It sounds like (eh-yahs) not (el- lahs) * Remember ll= y sound.

13 * Adapted from mendycolbert.com


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