Possessive Pronouns

Hey all,

I was wondering is someone could clear up when to use the right possessive pronoun. From my understanding teu/o meu is masculine and tau/a minha is feminine. Now my question is ... when do you use suas/seus? Are those the plural versions?

Thank you!

July 21, 2018


Seu/sua/seus/suas is used for você, ele, ela, eles, elas, and vocês

July 21, 2018

Oh ok! Thank you so much. :)

Also, just to confirm: Teu is the masculine "your/yours" and meu is the masculine "my/mine". Correct?

July 21, 2018

Yes, teu is masculine singular, and tua is feminine singular: the plural forms are teus and tuas

For my/mine, it's meu/minha/meus/minhas

Watch out though, because seu/sua/seus/suas can also mean your/yours, especially in Brazil.

July 21, 2018

The browser version of Duolingo provides a lot of useful information in the form of tips and notes which can be accessed by clicking on a skill icon and then clicking on the lightbulb (if present). The Possessives Tips and Notes should help to answer your questions and more.

If you have any lingering doubts try the guide provided by Easy Portuguese.

July 21, 2018

Oh, wow. I can't believe I totally missed that. Thank you so much!

July 21, 2018
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