Possessive adjectives (2) - Easy Learning Grammar Spanish
- In Spanish, there is a second set of possessive adjectives, which mean (of) mine, (of) yours and so on. Like other adjectives in Spanish, they change in the feminine and plural forms.
|tuyo||tuya||tuyos||tuyas||yours/of yours (belonging to tú)|
|suyo||suya||suyos||suyas||his/of his; hers/of hers; of its; yours/of yours (belonging to usted)|
|vuestro||vuestra||vuestros||vuestras||yours/of yours (belonging to vosotros/as)|
|suyo||suya||suyos||suyas||theirs/of theirs; yours/of yours (belonging to ustedes)|
- For more information on Ways of saying ‘you’ in Spanish, see Pronouns.
|un amigo mío||a (male) friend of mine, one of my (male) friends|
|una revista tuya||a magazine of yours, one of your magazines|
|una tía suya||an aunt of his/hers/theirs/yours, one of his/her/their/your aunts|
|una amiga nuestra||a (female) friend of ours, one of our friends|
|¿De quién es esta bufanda? – Es mía.||Whose scarf is this? – It’s mine.|
- Note that unlike the other possessive adjectives, these adjectives go AFTER the noun they describe.
|un amigo vuestro||a (male) friend of yours, one of your friends|
TipPossessive adjectives agree with what they describe NOT with the person who owns that thing.
|Estos apuntes son míos.||These notes are mine.|
Grammar Extra!mío/mía and so on are also used in exclamations and when addressing someone. In this case they mean the same as my in English.PreviousNext
|¡Dios mío!||My God!|
|amor mío||my love|
|Muy señor mío||Dear Sir|
|hija mía||my dear daughter|