2 What’s a pronoun? *Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns Example:We are friends.Nosotros somos amigos.
3 What’s a subject pronoun? *When the pronoun is the subject (the person doing the action) of the sentence, it is called a subject pronoun.*Subject pronouns tell who (or what) is being described or who (or what) does the action in a sentence.Example:The dolphin is swimming.It is swimming.
4 Subject Pronouns I we you (you all) he, she, it they Subject pronouns in English:Iweyou(you all)he, she, itthey
5 Subject Pronouns yo tú nosotros nosotras vosotros vosotras él ellos Subject pronouns in Spanish:nosotrosnosotrasyovosotrosvosotrastúélellaUd.(it)ellosellasUds.
6 First person singular pronoun *Yo means I*Yo is used mostly same way in Spanish as in English, when talking about yourself*It is not capitalized unless it’s at the beginning of a sentenceExample:I am a crazy cat.Yo soy un gato loco.
7 Second person singular pronoun *Tú means you (informal or familiar)* Tú is used when speaking to someone (just like in English)Example:You are a student.Tú eres un estudiante.
8 Third person singular pronouns *Él means he*You must have the accent mark or else it means “the”*Él is used to talk about a guyExample:He is He-Man.Él es He-Man.
9 Third person singular pronouns *Ella means she*Remember, it’s pronounced “eh-ya”*Ella is used to talk about a girlExample:She is She-ra.Ella es She-ra.
10 Third person singular pronouns *Usted (Ud.) means you (formal)*Usted is used when talking to someone*Usted “lives” with él and ella in our chart…you will understand why soon!Example:You are the Queen of England.Usted es la Reina de Inglaterra.
11 First person plural pronouns *Nosotros and nosotras mean we*Nosotros is used when a guy is part of the “we”*Nosotras is used when everyone is a girl*Nosotros and nosotras are used to talk about you and someone elseExample:We are friends.Nosotros somos amigos.
12 Second person plural pronouns *Vosotros and vosotras mean you all*Vosotros is used when a guy is part of the “you all”*Vosotras is used when everyone in the “you all” is a girl*Vosotros and vosotras are used to talk to a group of people*The vosotros form is used only in Spain*The vosotros form is the informal or familiar way of saying “you all” (like tú)
13 Second person plural pronouns *Vosotros and vosotras are important to recognize and learn, but we won’t use them regularlyExample:You all are in Spanish class.Vosotros estáis en la clase de español.
14 Third person plural pronouns *Ellos means they (with a guy)*Ellos is used when talking about a group of people (with at least one guy)Example:They are the members of One Direction.Ellos son los miembros de One Direction.
15 Third person plural pronouns *Ellas means they (all girls)*Ellas is used when talking about a group of girls (only girls)Example:They are the members of the Spice Girls.Ellas son los miembros de los Spice Girls.
16 Third person plural pronouns *Ustedes (Uds.) means you all*Ustedes is the formal version of vosotros/vosotras*Ustedes is used when talking to a group of peopleExample:You all are teenagers.Ustedes son adolescentes.
17 Third person plural pronouns *Ustedes is used in most parts of the Spanish-speaking world instead of vosotros*In Spain, ustedes is only used when addressing a group formally*In this class, I will generally used “ustedes” when talking to you as a class