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Spanish Pronouns How they compare with English. Pronouns in General English and Spanish both make use of subject pronouns. They can be organized as first,

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1 Spanish Pronouns How they compare with English

2 Pronouns in General English and Spanish both make use of subject pronouns. They can be organized as first, 2 nd, and 3 rd person. In English “I” and “we” are first person. “I” is first person, singular and “we” is first person plural. Let’s take a look at how pronouns are organized in English.

3 English Subject Pronouns I you he she it we they 1rst person 3rd person 2nd person SingularPlural

4 Spanish Subject Pronouns In general, Spanish subject pronouns have similar patterns with English pronouns. The major differences are: Spanish has four ways of saying “you”. They are not interchangeable and do not mean the same thing. Also, we do not use “it” as a pronoun often in Spanish. One other major difference involves the use of gender. Let’s take a look.

5 Spanish Subject Pronouns yo tú él ella Ud. nosotros nosotras Ustedes ellos ellas 1rst person 2nd person 3rd person Singular Plural

6 Let’s compare I = yo you = tú he = él she = ella you = Ud. they = ellos* they = ellas** *mixed group or all guys**all girls You all = Ustedes* You all(Spain) = we = nosotros* we = nosotras* 1rst person 2nd person 3rd person Plural Singular

7 Now it is time to learn. This is meant to be a review. If you have not studied it already, you may have difficulty. If you want to learn Spanish, you will need to learn the subject pronouns. You can often tell what the subject is by the verb. Therefore in Spanish, it is not always necessary to include the subject. Memorize these subject pronouns.


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