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Pronouns In English, we use pronouns every day. Pronouns are the words that replace nouns in a sentence. For example, imagine you were telling a story about your friend Veronica. It might go something like this: “Veronica drove to the store. Then, Veronica picked out groceries. Veronica paid $20, then Veronica drove home.” What word would you use to replace Veronica?
Pronouns Subject pronouns answer the question, “WHO.” Who or what is doing the action in a sentence? What other pronouns do you know in English? I You He She It We They
Pronouns Which words are singular, and which are plural? Singular: I, You, He, She, It Plural: We, They
Pronouns In Spanish, there are 12 subject pronouns. BUT we’re only going to study 10, because 2 of them are used exclusively in Spain.
You – Tú Talking TO a friend or family member. Do you speak Spanish?
You – Usted Talking TO an adult, stranger or person of importance. Do you speak Spanish?
He – Él Talking ABOUT a male. He speaks Spanish. Roberto speaks Spanish.
She – Ella Talking ABOUT a female. She speaks Spanish. Maria speaks Spanish.
We – Nosotros Talking about yourself AND someone else. The group is all male or co-ed. We speak Spanish. He and I (WE) speak Spanish.
We – Nosotras Talking about yourself AND someone else. The group is all female. We speak Spanish. She and I (WE) speak Spanish.
They – Ellos Talking ABOUT a group of people, either all male or co-ed. T hey speak Spanish. Maria and Roberto speak Spanish.
They – Ellas Talking ABOUT a group of girls. T hey speak Spanish. Maria, Lisa and Sara speak Spanish.
You all – Ustedes Talking TO a group of people. Do you all speak Spanish?
Subject Pronouns SingularPlural Yo (I)Nosotros (we – boys or coed) Nosotras (we – all girls) Tú (you - informal) Él (he) Ella (she) Usted (you – formal) Ellos (they – boys or coed) Ellas (they – all girls) Ustedes (you all) Copy this chart into your notes. It needs to look EXACTLY like this.
Subject Pronouns You probably noticed that there are TWO ways to say “YOU” in Spanish. Tú is used to address family and friends. Usted is used to address elders, strangers or people of importance. Think of it as being used any time you would use “Miss, Mrs., or Mr.”
When I say a Spanish subject pronoun, write the English meaning on your whiteboard.
Now, write the Spanish subject pronoun that represents the picture you see on the screen.