Possessive Pronouns in Spanish

Possessive pronouns are the words which replace nouns to show that one person or thing belongs to another. In Spanish, there are different forms of possessive pronouns depending on whether the noun is masculine or feminine, singular or plural.

Personal pronoun   Singular Plural Translation
Yo (el) mío

(la) mía



(el) tuyo


(los) tuyos

(las) tuyas

Él, ella, usted (el) suyo


(los) suyos


His, her, yours
Nosotros (as) (el)nuestro

(la) nuestra

(los) nuestros


Vosotros (as) (el)vuestro

(la) vuestra

(los) vuestros

(las) vuestras

Ellos, ellas, ustedes (el) suyo

(la) suya

(los) suyos


Theirs, yours

Must know:

  1. The possessive pronouns match in gender and number with the noun they replace.
  • Mi mochila está aquí, ¿Dónde está la tuya?
  • Mi perro es más joven que el tuyo.

2. When a possessive pronoun follows the verb ser, the article can be omitted.

  • Aquel carro es mío.
  • Esta casa es nuestra.

3. When the masculine singular possessive pronoun is preceded by the preposition de or a, the preposition contracts with the masculine singular article (el).

  • Él disfruta de su paseo, pero yo no disfruto del mío.
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