Subject Pronouns What are subject pronouns in English? What purpose do they serve?
Subject Pronouns The subject pronouns in Spanish are: SINGULARPLURAL YO – INOSOTROS – WE NOSOTRAS – WE (ALL FEMALES) TÚ – YOU (FAMILIAR)VOSOTROS – YOU ALL* VOSOTRAS – YOU ALL (ALL FEMALE) ONLY USED IN SPAIN!!!!!!!!! ÉL – HE ELLA – SHE USTED – YOU (FORMAL) ELLOS –THEY ELLAS – THEY (ALL FEMALES) USTEDES – YOU ALL
Subject Pronouns The subject pronoun tú and usted both mean you when you’re talking to one person. However, they are used in different situations. TúUsted FriendTeacher RelativeAdult you’ve just met Someone your ageSomeone you show respect to
Subject Pronouns Although subject pronouns are often left out, the pronoun usted is commonly stated when addressing someone to show respect. ¿Cómo está usted ? How are you?
Subject Pronouns The subject pronouns ustedes and vosotros mean you when talking to more than one person. They are also used in different situations. USTEDES – You AllVOSOTROS – You all FormalFriends FamiliarRelatives Any groupPeople your age Only used in Spain! Familiar
Subject Pronouns The pronouns nosotros, vosotros and ellos have feminine forms.
Using Pronouns Talking TO someone Friend Adult Group of students in Spain All female students in Spain Group of adults Referring to them as YOU Tú Usted Vosotros Vosotras Ustedes REMEMBER: There are 5 forms of the word YOU!
Using Pronouns Talking ABOUT someone Self Juan Maria John y yo Maria y yo(all girls) Juan y Maria Maria y Beatriz Replacing name Yo (I) Él (He) Ella (She) Nosotros (We) Nosotras (We) Ellos (They) Ellas (They)
Which of the following is the familiar “you”? A. yo B. tu C. usted
Which pronoun would you use if you were saying “we” and it was all girls? A. vosotras B. nosotras C. ustedes
Which is the formal “you”? A. yo B. tu C. usted
Which pronoun is used only in Spain? A. Vosotros/Vosotras B. Nosotros/Nosotras C. Ustedes
Which pronoun would best complete the sentence: Maria es mi amiga. ____ es de Costa Rica. A. El B. Ella C. Nosotras
Which pronoun would you use if you were talking about a group of boys? A. nosotros B. ellas C. ellos
Which pronoun would you use if you were talking to a group of boys? A. ustedes B. nosotros C. ellos
Exit Slip What are the subject pronouns in Spanish? What do they mean in English? Write a sentence first without using a subject pronoun, then rewrite it replacing the noun with the correct subject pronoun. Por ejemplo: Luisa es mi amiga. Ella es mi amiga. YOU CANNOT USE THIS SENTENCE! OR ANYTHING LIKE IT!