"Which shoes are yours?"
Translation:¿Cuáles zapatos son tuyos?
Both tus and sus are correct. Explanation: There is an informal way to address you = tú (notice the accent), which goes with tu=your, or tus=your when you possess many objects (in this case shoes). The formal way is you=usted (or ustedes for "plural you"), which goes with su=your and sus=your for many objects. This form (su/sus) is also used for his, her, its, their. These rules also apply for most verbs: Tú comes; él/ella/usted come; ustedes/ellos/ellas comen. Hope this helps (and that I'm not wrong).
i wanted the sentence to mean 'which shoes are yours' . and yours reminded me of the possessive determiner tuyo and i wanted to use that while forming the question. apparently, i forgot to use los too..but los is the definite article. how does using that in the question help?
well, the sentence 'cuales son los zapatos tuyos' that is being displayed by DL as correct does give a sense of 'which of the' in english as los is used in the sentence. so 'cuales son los zapatos tuyos' might be a correct translation of which of the shoes are yours. i'm still confused about the placement of los and tuyos and tus! also, is it a rule in spanish that in a question the verb always comes right after the question word?
Akkic, I think your mistake was to put the 'son' before 'zapatos'. Your answer reads 'which are shoes yours'. 'Cuáles zapatos son tuyos' would be correct I believe - which is the corrected answer I was given after putting 'cuáles zapatos son sus' as my answer. The answer 'cuáles son tus zapatos' seems the neatest answer though.
For "Which shoes are yours?", I answered "Cuales zapatos son tus?" It says the correct answer is "Cuales son tus zapatos?" Wouldnt that mean "Which are your shoes" instead?
Also, looking at other posts, for the way I answered, it seems it should have been "Cuales zapatos so tuyos?"...right?
It has to do with which person it is.