https://www.duolingo.com/zpyu

tua teus teu seus suas

There seems to be 5 words for your, I can't figure out how I'm supposed to be using them.

March 2, 2013

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/cloudhorizon

Based on my understanding, there are two forms of referring to "you" One is with the word "você" and the other is with "tu" Tua is the singular form of "your" from the "tu" form combined with a feminine noun like "Your life" Is "Tua vida" (A vida) Teu is the singular form of "your" combined with a masculine noun, like "Teu livro" (your book) (O livro) Teus is used with the plural form of a masculine noun, like "Teus chocolates" (your chocolates) (Os chocolates) Likewise Tuas is to be used with the plural form of a feminine noun "Tuas camisas" (Your shirts) (As camisas)

Seus is like Teus where its used under the same condition, The same goes for Suas. Whether or not you use the "tu" form or the "você" form might be a matter of preference, I think places like Rio de Janeiro prefer to use the "você" form while further to the South of Brazil prefer "tu" but don't quote me on that. :P I hope that helped

March 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JasparinaM

That was very helpful, especially when you gave examples for the gender nouns. Thanks!

Though I’m still trying to understand how Seus and Suas are used.

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Suresh618365

thank you very much .slightly dyslexic nd this kinda exampe registers things in my mind permanently .olease accept a lingot from me :)

February 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

Yeah, thats right. And if u use TU, you have to use teu/tua, teus/tuas. And seu/sua seus/suas for you, as a matter of rule.you have to use the possessive according to the right person (what sometimes dont occur on daily conversation). Seu/sua seus/suas is also used for HE and SHE, so sometimes it makes us a little confused. (If its being referred to the 2nd or 3rd person). Dele/dela are also used for HE and SHE (carro dele, carros deles, casa dela, casas delas) and deles/delas for THEY as well as seus/suas..... (dele, dela, deles, delas always come after the noun) a bit compicated :)

March 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Fsdjunior

Hey Pauloenrique , I've been reading many of your explanation and I gotta confess that you are really great! I'm a portuguese native speaker as well, so I know how tough our grammar language is. Congrats, man. Keep it up!

March 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

Hey man. Thx a million, but i know i'm not so gud. I just think it's necessary to help others. I've noticed many people didn't get their questions answered so i decided to take some time in order to try to help them. I'm not even a portuguese teacher, but I try anyway. But thx again for the acknowledgement!!!! I didnt expect to. Hope you continue learning. I saw you've been practicing your english/portuguese, but if you start a new one we can exchange ideas, as well as port/eng. Good studies. Best wishes.

March 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/denise.do

thank you for the explanation

May 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/badboo

So based on the last couple of comments these words are not only used for "yours" but also "his and hers"?

December 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jojolapatateee

i'm totally confused about all this

teu / tua is accorded in number and gender to the noun that follows
seu / sua (você) is accorded in number and number to the noun that follows
seu / sua (he/she) is accorded in gender to the subject and in number to the noun that follows

is that right ?

November 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cinthiia_mc

All of it accord in number and gender to the noun that follows. Teu/seu carro = your car, tua/sua roupa = your clothes, seu carro = his/her car, sua roupa = his/her clothes. Only dele/deles, dela/delas accord to the person you are talking about. His car = o carro dele, her car = o carro dela, their car = o carro deles/delas, his clothes = a roupa dele, her clothes = a roupa dela, their clothes = a roupa deles/delas.

January 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/redcamarocruiser

Can we say O rélogio ê o teu?

May 28, 2019
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