Spanish: Possessive Adjectives - Presentation
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This lesson explains Possessive Adjectives. 
English: Since their prehistoric origins, human beings have distinguished themselves by their attitudes about possession of their belongings; these attitudes are one of the most characteristic aspects of their behavior, and this is reflected with great consistency in the thousands of languages that are spoken on the planet. Spanish, of course, is no exception to this rule.
The structures that express possession in the Spanish language are simple and easy to learn. Of them, the possessive adjectives are the most similar to their equivalents in English. For this reason, they are always a good point at which to begin practicing sentences that indicate to whom the things belong that we are talking about in Spanish. (More text below video...)
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(Continued from above)
Spanish: Desde sus orígenes prehistóricos, la seres humanos se han distinguido por sus actitudes acerca de la posesión de sus pertenencias; estas actitudes son uno de los aspectos más característicos de su comportamiento, y esto se refleja con gran consistencia en los miles de lenguas que se hablan en el planeta. El español, por supuesto, no es una excepción de esta regla.
Las estructuras que expresan posesión en lengua española son simples y fáciles de aprender. De ellas, los adjetivos posesivos son los más similares a sus equivalentes en inglés. Por esto, son siempre un buen punto donde empezar a practicar frases que indiquen a quién le pertenecen las cosas de las que hablemos en español.

Small part of the explanation from video:
English: Hello, today we are going to focus on how to mention things that belong to us.
Spanish: Hola, hoy vamos a concentrarnos en cómo mencionar las cosas que nos pertenecen.
English: For example, here, I have a book. This book belongs to me, so I say: This is MY book.
Spanish: Por ejemplo, aquí tengo un libro. Este libro me pertenece, así que yo digo:Este es MI libro.
English: Here I have a computer. This computer belongs to me, so I say: This is MY computer.
Spanish: Aquí tengo una computadora. Esta computadora me pertenece, entonces digo:Esta es MI computadora.
English: Now, if I have more than one object that belongs to me, for example I have three books: These are MY books.
Spanish: Ahora, si tengo más de un objeto que me pertenece, por ejemplo, tengo tres libros:Estos son MIS libros.
(image of a woman with her purse and her shoes)
English: This woman has HER purse and HER shoes.
Spanish: Esta mujer tiene SU bolsa y SUS zapatos
(image of a man with his phone and his car)
English: This man has HIS phone and HIS car.
Spanish: Este hombre tiene SU teléfono y SU carro.
English: Now let’s look at the rest of the possessive adjectives.It’s not difficult.It’s just a matter of practice.
Spanish: Ahora veamos el resto de los adjetivos posesivos. No es difícil. Es solamente cuestión de práctica.
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