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Possessive Adjectives
Possessive adjectives are used to show ownership.
mi libro.................... my book
tu pluma.................. your pen
There are \ufb01ve possessive adjectives.

mi
tu
su

nuestro
vuestro
Three possessive adjectives (mi, tu, su) have only two forms, singular and plural.
mi
mis
tu
tus
su
sus
Possessive adjectives agree with the nouns they modify. That is, they agree with the thing
possessed, not the possessor.

mi libro.................... my book
mis libros................. my books
tu pluma.................. your pen
tus plumas............... your pens

Mi, tu and su do not have masculine and feminine forms. They stay the same, regardless
of the gender of the nouns they modify.
mi amigo
mi amiga
tus hermanos
tus hermanas
su libro
sus plumas
Mi means \u201cmy\u201d ; tu means \u201cyour.\u201d
Mi casa es tu casa.............................................. My house is your house.
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Su, like tu, can mean \u201cyour.\u201d The difference between your (tu) and your (su) lies in the
degree of formality the speaker wishes to convey.
Mi casa es tu casa.... (speaking to someone you would address as \u201ct\u00fa\u201d)
Mi casa es su casa.... (speaking to someone you would address as \u201custed\u201d)
NOTE: The two words \u201ctu\u201d and \u201ct\u00fa\u201d are pronounced the same. T\u00fa (with the written accent) is the subject
pronoun meaning \u201cyou\u201d (informal). Tu (without the written accent) is the possessive adjective meaning \u201cyour\u201d
(informal).
Su has four meanings: his, her, their and your (formal).

Mar\u00eda busca a su hermana................................. Mar\u00eda is looking for her sister.
Juan busca a su hermana................................... Juan is looking for his sister.
Ellos buscan a su hermana................................. They are looking for their sister.
Su madre busca a su hermana............................ Your mother is looking for your sister.

If the meaning of su is not clear from the context of the sentence, a prepositional phrase
is used in place of su.

Mar\u00eda busca a la hermana de \u00e9l.......................... Mar\u00eda looks for his sister.
El hombre busca las llaves de ella....................... The man looks for her keys.
Mar\u00eda busca el cuaderno de Juan....................... Mar\u00eda looks for Juan\u2019s notebook.
El hombre busca las llaves de Samanta............... The man looks for Samanta\u2019s keys.

Two possessive adjectives (nuestro and vuestro) have four forms.

nuestro
nuestra
nuestros
nuestras

vuestro
vuestra
vuestros
vuestras

Nuestro means \u201cour.\u201d

nuestro hermano..... our brother
nuestra hermana...... our sister
nuestros hermanos ... our brothers
nuestras hermanas ... our sisters

Vuestro means \u201cyour\u201d (familiar, plural). Like vosotros, vuestro is primarily used in Spain.

vuestro libro.............your book
vuestra pluma.......... your pen
vuestros libros.......... your books
vuestras plumas....... your pens

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