Spanish: Possessive Adjectives - Explanation
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This lesson explains Possessive Adjectives. Possessive adjectives express who is in possession of, has or owns something. You'll have an instructor who will explain in detail with examples. (More text below video...)
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English: The possessive adjectives express who is in possession of, has or owns something. The possessive adjectives are:
Spanish: Los adjetivos posesivos expresan quien posee, tiene o es dueño de algo. Los adjetivos posesivos son:
English: Singular: my, your, his - her, our, our, your, your, plural my, your, his – her, our, our, your, your.
Spanish: Singular: mi, tu, su, nuestro, nuestra, vuestro, vuestra, plural mis, tus, sus, nuestros, nuestras, vuestros, vuestras.
English: The possessive adjectives coincide with the number, singular or plural, of the nouns that they precede: my house, my houses.
Spanish: Los adjetivos posesivos coinciden con el número, singular o plural, de los sustantivos que preceden: mi casa, mis casas.
English: Does it sound complicated? Actually it’s easy, let’s see the following examples:
Spanish: ¿Suena complicado? Realmente es fácil, veamos los siguientes ejemplos:
English: I need my book.
Spanish: Yo necesito mi libro.
English: It’s one book.
Spanish: Es un libro.
English: I need my books.
Spanish: Yo necesito mis libros.
English: They are a few books.
Spanish: Son algunos libros.
English: You look for your pen.
Spanish: Tú buscas tu bolígrafo.
English: It’s one pen.
Spanish: Es un bolígrafo.
English: You look for your pens.
Spanish: Tú buscas tus bolígrafos.
English: They are some pens.
Spanish: Son algunos bolígrafos.
English: For the first and second person of the plural, it’s also necessary to consider the gender of the object one is in possession of,let’s see:
Spanish: Para la primera y la segunda persona del plural, es necesario considerar también el género del objeto que se posee, veamos:
English: Our teacher is nice.
Spanish: Nuestro profesor es simpático.
English: Our teacher is nice.
Spanish: Nuestra profesora es simpática.
English: It’s also possible the case of several people with several objects.
Spanish: También es posible el caso de varias personas con varios objetos:
English: We have our books or
Spanish: Nosotros tenemos nuestros libros o
English: We have our computers.
Spanish: Nosotros tenemos nuestras computadoras.
English: Due to the fact that “SU and SUS” exist for several cases in the second and third person of the singular and the plural, the forms “de él, de ella, de ellos, de ellas, de usted o de ustedes can be used to avoid confusion. Watch the examples:
Spanish: Debido a que SU y SUS existen para varios casos en la segunda y la tercera persona del singular o del plural, se pueden usar las   formas de él, de ella, de ellos, de ellas, de usted o de ustedes   para evitar confusión. Observa los ejemplos:
English: Is the book of his?
Spanish: ¿Es el libro de él?
English: Yes, it’s his book.
Spanish: Sí, es su libro.
English: Is the book of hers?
Spanish: ¿Es el libro de ella?
English: Yes, it’s her book.
Spanish: Sí, es su libro
English: Are the shoes of theirs?
Spanish: ¿Son los zapatos de ellos?
English: Yes, they are their shoes
Spanish: Sí, son sus zapatos.
English: Are the shoes of theirs?
Spanish: ¿Son los zapatos de ellas?
English: Yes, they are their shoes.
Spanish: Sí, son sus zapatos.
English: Much better now, right? Good, let’s practice!
Spanish: Mucho mejor ahora, ¿verdad? ¡Bueno, a practicar!
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