Los Pronombres Personales
Subject Pronouns Los Pronombres Personales
What is a noun? Person Place Thing Idea
What is a pronoun? It is a word that is used instead of a noun and still maintains the meaning of the sentence. The man is from Mexico. He is from Mexico. Maria and I are going to the store. We are going to the store. My friends are buying the bread. They are buying it.
Subject Pronouns A subject pronoun is a word that replaces the noun that is doing the action of the sentence. My father works in New York. He works in New York.
English Subject Pronouns
Singular Plural 1st Person I We 2nd Person You (y’all) 3rd Person He She It They
Spanish Subject Pronouns
Singular Plural 1st Person 2nd Person 3rd Person Yo Nosotros Nosotras Vosotros Vosotras Tu El Ella usted Ellos Ellas Ustedes
Yo Yo means I. It is used in the same way as English.
It is not capitalized unless it starts a sentence.
Tu 2nd person singular Tu means YOU informally (familiar).
Used when talking to someone informally
El 3rd person singular El = he or it
It is used when talking about a boy, man, or something “masculine”. DON’T forget the accent mark. El = he El = the
Ella 3rd person singular
Ella = she or it It is used to talk about a girl or something “feminine”. It sounds like “ay-yah” NOT “el-lah”
Usted Formal You Usted = You (formal and singular)
Used to talk to someone you should respect. Ud. It is considered a 3rd person singular pronoun.
Nosotros (as) 1st person plural
Used to talk about a group of people that includes you. Nosotras is used when the group is all females. Nosotros is used when the group is either all males or a mixed group of people.
Vosotros(as) 2nd person plural
Vosotros(as) is used to address a group of people. It is informal It is used only in Spain.
Ellos 3rd person plural Ellos = They
It is used to talk about a group of boys, guys, men, “masculine” objects, or a mixed group. Pronounciation: “ay-yohs”
Ellas 3rd person plural Ellas = they
It is used to talk about a group of females or “feminine” objects. Pronounced: “ay-yahs”
Which subject pronoun would you use to replace these subjects?
The man is going to the store with her. My sister is dancing the tango. Marco and Rafael are having coffee. The teacher is giving the lesson. You and Paco are studying Spanish. Ana and Rosita live in Madrid. My mother’s mother is my grandmother. Miguel and I are sitting in class.
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