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Subject Pronouns in Spanish Los pronombres. Examples: Mike Mike is reading the book. He He is reading the book. Alicia Alicia skates well. She She skates.

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1 Subject Pronouns in Spanish Los pronombres

2 Examples: Mike Mike is reading the book. He He is reading the book. Alicia Alicia skates well. She She skates well. The team The team plays football. They They play football.

3 Examples: are going to the beach are going to the beach. We It is an exciting game. They seem to be nice seem to be nice.

4 Subject pronouns are frequently organized into a chart called a verb tree. (Watch…we’ll draw one.) That”s it…That’s all there is to drawing a verb tree!

5 Spanish has 9 subject pronouns and 3 of them mean in English. YOU ¡MUY IMPORTANTE! So, with 3 words that mean YOU, it’s very important to learn them and when they’re used since they’re not interchangeable.

6 1 singularinformal form friendfamily member someone your age or younger first name Tú is singular, called the informal form, and is used when speaking to a friend, a family member or someone your age or younger – anyone you call by their first name.

7 2 singular formal form stranger someone older someone you don’t call by their first name. Usted is singular, called the formal form, and is used when speaking to an older stranger, someone older or someone you don’t call by their first name.

8 3 plural more than one person Ustedes is plural, and is used when speaking to a more than one person, somewhat like using “y’all” in the southern part of the United States, or “you guys”.

9 A quick review… means you when you talking to one person, a friend or a family member. Tú Usted means you when talking to an older person you don’t call by their first name. Ustedes Means you when talking to more than one person. Try and remember how the word is used, before the answer appears.

10 yo tú él ella usted means I means you means he means she means you nosotros means we ellos ellas ustedes means they means you And, remember the verb “tree” we drew? That’s how they all fit into the verb tree.

11 nosotros means we ellos ellas means they First, this Girls, in a girls only group, use. Notice the –as on the end. If it’s a mixed group – boys and girls together, use the nosotros form, with the –os ending. nosotras And, this There are 2 Spanish words for they – ellos when talking about guys and ellas when talking about girls. With both boys and girls in the group you must use ellos.

12 yo tú él ella usted nosotros/as ellos ellas ustedes I you - informal he she you - formal we they – only guys or a mixed group they – a group of girls you - plural How much do you remember ¿ ¿ ? ? Guess what these pronouns mean before the answer is given. How did you do?

13 How much do you remember ¿ ¿ ? ? Which subject pronoun would you use if you were speaking to the following people: tú, usted, or ustedes? La profesora de arte Tu papá Los amigos La Señora Perez Un estudiante usted tú ustedes usted tú

14 How much do you remember ¿ ¿ ? ? Which subject pronoun would you use if you wanted to speak about… The President Alicia Miguel y Beto You and your friend The girls él ella ellos Nosotros or nosotras ellas

15 Your assignment Make 9 flash cards, Spanish on one side and English on the other. Review them frequently until you know what they mean by heart. yo tú él ella usted nosotros/as ellos ellas ustedes I you – informal, for family & friends he she you – formal, respectful, strangers we they – only guys, or a mixed group they – group of girls You – plural, “y’all” or “you guys” Remember: “you” words are for talking to people, the rest are for talking about people.


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