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Los adjetivos posesivos (and using de to show possession) Possessive adjectives must agree with the word/noun being possessed, NOT the possessor!

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1 Los adjetivos posesivos (and using de to show possession) Possessive adjectives must agree with the word/noun being possessed, NOT the possessor!

2 Los adjetivos posesivos Inglés:sing. pl. my-mimis your (fam)- tutus his her-susus your (for) Inglés:sing. pl. our- nuestro nuestros nuestra nuestras --------------------- their (m) their (f)- susus your (for/pl)

3 Los adjetivos posesivos 1. my boring parents- 2. our old, red car- 3. their lazy cat- 4. your ugly sisters- 5. his 13 big dogs- 6. your(for) blue shirt- 7. our small class- 8. her relatives- 9. my pretty, long, yellow dress- 10. yalls nice cousin- mis padres aburridos Nuestro coche viejo y rojo Su gato perezoso Tus hermanas feas Sus trece perros grandes Su camiza azul Nuestra clase pequeña Sus parientes Mi vestido bonito, largo, y amarillo Su primo simpático

4 Using de to show possession There is no in español. Therefore, one must reword in English to get rid of the. To do this, use the word de meaning of. The girls shoes = the shoes of the girl =los zapatos de la chica His cousins dad= the dad of his cousins = el padre de sus primos

5 Using de to show possession 1. His friends birthday- The birthday of his friend = el cumpleaños de su amigo 2. The mans wife- The wife of the man = la esposa del hombre 3. The boys mother- The mother of the boys = la madre de los niños 4. Your relatives car- The car of your relatives = el coche de tus parientes

6 Using de to show possession Sometimes in Spanish de is needed even when there is no to replace. The rule is: If a word that is usually a noun is acting as an adjective, use de. 1. A birthday gift- Un regalo de cumpleaños 2. our English class- Nuestra clase de inglés 3. the Spanish students- Los alumnos de español


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