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1 La posesión en el español Expressing Possession in Spanish

2 Possession in English In English we use the contraction s or s to express that someone possesses or owns an object. ex: That is Jessicas diamond ring. Occasionally we will express this idea in a longer form. ex: Jessica is a friend of mine.

3 Possession in Spanish In Spanish there is NO CONTRACTION to express possession! You must not use S to express ownership of an item! Instead you will use the word de and the name of the person or persons who own the item.

4 Possession in Spanish To say that someone or something belongs to someone or something else use the following formula: Examples: el baile de Señora ReadMrs. Read's dance la abuela de Ana y PabloPablo and Ana's grandmother la idea de los niñosthe kids' idea la plaza de MadridMadrid's plaza Note that you must include the definite article in front of the thing possessed.

5 Práctica Try these phrases on your own: Emilys money el dinero de Emily the students books los libros de los estudiantes the classs dog el perro de la clase Mexicos flag la bandera de México Michaels homework la tarea de Miguel

6 Possessive Adjectives Definition: An adjective used with a noun (or less commonly, a pronoun) to indicate possession, ownership or close relationship. ex: my valentine his book

7 Possession in English In English, these are the possessive adjectives: My Your His Her Its Our Their

8 Possession in Spanish As we continue learning in Spanish class we will come to know all of the possessive adjectives in Spanish, but for now we will focus on two words that will help us express possession when talking about other people. Su/ sus

9 Su and sus can mean a lot of things in Spanish including: –His –Her –Your (formal/ Ud.) –Their Examples: –The smelly mans sock. Su calcetín. –The supermodels shoes. Sus zapatos. –Your awesome Spanish class. Su clase de español asombroso. –Their mean brother. Su hermano antipático.

10 More Examples Paris necesita un sandwich. Pariss sandwich could be written as: –El sandwich de Paris. Or – Su sandwich.

11 Agreement with Possessive Adjectives The final thing you should know is that su does not depend on how many people own an item, but instead on whether what is owned is singular or plural. Examples: Their hat. Su sombrero. His chocolates. Sus chocolates. Its not who owns it, its what they own.

12 Práctica The boys hat Marias pencils Arnolds English Your papers Romeo and Juliettes kiss Su sombrero. Sus lápices. Su inglés. Sus papeles. Su beso. beso

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