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Romance Languages Vocabulary: Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns

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English French Italian Spanish Portuguese
Possessive Adjectives sing. or masc. / fem. sing.
plural
masc. / fem. sing.
masc. / fem. plural
sing. or masc. / fem. sing.
plural or masc. / fem. pl.
masc. / fem. sing.
masc. / fem. plural
my mon / ma
mes
il mio / la mia
i miei / le mie
mi
mis
meu / minha
meus / minhas
your (singular, informal) ton / ta
tes
il tuo / la tua
i tuoi / le tue
tu
tus
teu / tua
teus / tuas
your (singular, formal) votre
vos
il Suo / la Sua
i Suoi / le Sue
su
sus
seu / sua
seus / suas
his / her / its son / sa
ses
il suo / la sua
i suoi / le sue
su
sus
seu / sua
seus / suas
our notre
nos
il nostro / la nostra
i nostri / le nostre
nuestro / nuestra
nuestros / nuestras
nosso / nossa
nossos / nossas
your (plural, informal) votre
vos
il vostro / la vostra
i vostri / le vostre
vuestro / vuestra
vuestros / vuestras
vosso / vossa
vossos / vossas
your (plural, formal) votre
vos
il Loro / la Loro
i Loro / le Loro
su
sus
seu / sua
seus / suas
their leur
leurs
il loro / la loro
i loro / le loro
su
sus
seu / sua
seus / suas
Possessive Pronouns masc. / fem. sing.
plural or masc. / fem. pl.
masc. / fem. sing.
masc. / fem. plural
masc. / fem. sing.
masc. / fem. plural
masc. / fem. sing.
masc. / fem. plural
mine le mien / la mienne
les miens / la miennes
il mio / la mia
i miei / le mie
mío / mía
míos / mías
meu / minha
meus / minhas
yours (singular, informal) le tien / la tienne
les tiens / les tiennes
il tuo / la tua
i tuoi / le tue
tuyo / tuya
tuyos / tuyas
teu / tua
teus / tuas
yours (singular, formal) le vôtre / la vôtre
les vôtres
il Suo / la Sua
i Suoi / le Sue
suyo / suya
suyos / suyas
seu / sua
seus / suas
his / hers / its le sien / la sienne
les siens / les siennes
il suo / la sua
i suoi / le sue
suyo / suya
suyos / suyas
seu / sua
seus / suas
ours le nôtre / la nôtre
les nôtres
il nostro / la nostra
i nostri / le nostre
nuestro / nuestra
nuestros / nuestras
nosso / nossa
nossos / nossas
yours (plural, informal) le vôtre / la vôtre
les vôtres
il vostro / la vostra
i vostri / le vostre
vuestro / vuestra
vuestros / vuestras
vosso / vossa
vossos / vossas
yours (plural, formal) le vôtre / la vôtre
les vôtres
il Loro / la Loro
i Loro / le Loro
suyo / suya
suyos / suyas
seu / sua
seus / suas
theirs (masc. & fem.) le leur / la leur
les leurs
il loro / la loro
i loro / le loro
suyo / suya
suyos / suyas
seu / sua
seus / suas

 

  1. Possessive adjectives agree with the object that is possessed, not the possessor.

  2. French mon, ton, and son are also used before feminine nouns beginning with a vowel or h.

  3. To avoid ambiguity since so many forms are identical, French uses à + stressed pronoun, while Spanish uses de + stressed pronoun following the noun that is possessed.

  4. Portuguese can replace the forms of seu with de + stressed pronoun: dêle, dela, dêles, dela

  5. The phrase da gente is the corresponding possessive to the use of a gente as the familiar subject pronoun meaning we in Portuguese (instead of nós).

  6. Italian and Portuguese possessive pronouns are identical to the possessive adjectives. The definite articles may also be used before the Portugeuse possessives, but they are not required as in Italian. (They are not included in the table above.)

  7. Spanish can also use possessive pronouns as possessive adjectives if they follow the noun instead of preceding it.

 


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