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1 Possession using “de” and adjectives & comparatives Gramática 3.2

2 De = of, from, about He is Katie’s grandpa. The ‘s is not used in Spanish; instead it is replaced with “de” Es el abuelo de Katie. (He is the grandpa of Katie)

3 Possesive Adjectives Indicate who owns the object or describes how people/objects relate Possessive adjectives agree with the number of nouns they describe  Singular possessive adjectives end in a vowel  Plural possessive adjectives end in a consonant Nosotros and Vosotros forms must agree in gender with the nouns they describe.

4 Possessive adjectives Mi, misMyNuestro(s) Nuestra(s) Our Tu, tusYour (fam.)Vuestro(s) Vuestra(s) Our (fam.) Su, SusHis Her Its Your(form.) Su, susTheir

5 ¡Practicamos! My uncle ____________________________ Your (familiar) pencils __________________ Her dogs ____________________________ Their brother _________________________ Our family ___________________________ Your (fam, plur) cousins(m).______________ My friends ___________________________ Your (formal) class ____________________

6 Comparatives Used to compare at least two people or things. When an adjective to compare, the adjective must agree with the first noun being compared. In English we use more, less, as or add an – er to the end of an adjective to compare. In Spanish, use the following phrases…

7 Comparative Phrases w/adjectives Más…que = more…than Menos…que = less…than Tan…como = as…as  Olivia es más rubia que Anita. Note the adjective rubia agrees with the first noun, which is Olivia, a female.  Mi abuelo es menos grande que mi hermano.  Una manzana es tan rica como una naranja.

8 Comparatives w/out adjectives Más que… = more than Menos que… = less than Tanto como… = as much as  Paco le gusta ir de compras más que ir a la escuela.  Me gustan los examenes menos que las pruebas.  Nos gusta nadar tanto como esquiar.

9 Irregular comparatives Mayor – older Menor – younger Mejor – better Peor – worse *Irregulars also agree in number with the first noun  Mi hija es menor que mi hijo.  Mis primos son menores que yo.


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