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Adjetivos posesivos - Spanish
Possessive adjectives are the words used in place of articles to indicate to whom or to what something belongs. Their usage is similar to English, but there are some differences in form. In Spanish there are different forms of possessive adjectives depending on whether the noun is masculine or feminine, singular or plural. There are also two different sets of possessive adjectives: short/unstressed forms (explained in this lesson) and long/stressed forms.
The following table shows the short forms of Spanish possessives. Don't worry - I'll explain them all below.
Spanish has many more possessives than English. For 2nd and 3rd person plural subjects (nosotros, vosotros), there are four forms of the possessive. The gender and number of the noun possessed determine which form to use.
Singular subjects (I, you, he) and third person plural (they) have only two forms: singularand plural.
An important difference between Spanish and English is in the third person. In English you have to choose between his, her, its, and their, whereas in Spanish there is no distinction by gender, only by number. Su and sus can each mean his, her, its, your, or their depending on the context.
In order to clarify, the possessive de may be used.
When describing two or more nouns, a possessive adjective must be used in front of each one.
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