posesivos ~ Spanish Possessive Adjectives - Long / Stressed Forms
Possessive adjectives indicate to whom
or to what
something belongs. 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:
long/stressed forms (explained in this lesson) and
The long or stressed form of Spanish possessive article are the following:
There are three important things to know about the long form of Spanish
The possessive adjective must match the noun being modified in gender
The adjective follows the noun.
This construction puts the stress on the adjective rather than
Es un amigo mío.
He's a friend of mine.
¿Dónde está el libro tuyo?
Where is your book?
Las ideas nuestras son mejores.
Our ideas are better.
Note that Spanish possessive adjectives are identical to
possessive pronouns, but their usage is different: possessive pronouns
replace nouns, while possessive adjectives modify nouns.