meu, meus, minha

what is the differense between meu, meus, minha, etc....

May 23, 2019


meu is male (meu carro) minha is female (minha casa) meus and minhas is plural (os meus carros / as minhas casas)

May 23, 2019

Meu = First person possessive pronoun for singular masculine nouns e.g. Eu amo meu cachorro (I love my dog)

Meus = First person possessive pronoun for plural masculine nouns e.g. Eu ficarei com meus amigos (I will stay with my friends)

Minha = First person possessive pronoun for singular feminine nouns e.g. Eu viajarei com minha namorada (I will travel with my girlfriend)

Minhas = First person possessive pronoun for plural feminine nouns e.g. Eu cuido bem das minhas flores (I take good care of my flowers)

May 23, 2019

The only reason i say Frank's answer is more "better" is because he explained it in simple terms. Many new beginners, even myself dont understand "first person possessive pronoun" it's a mouthful!

May 24, 2019

Thanks for the advice!

I agree with you that is extremally detailed, but I personally like this kind of answers because it can help in the future. And it can help others that may see this discussion. Since there was a simpler explanation, I took the liberty of giving one long and boring (and this is the kind of answer you get in highschool if you ask a portuguese teacher. Portuguese is a language with long and boring grammatical rules).

May 24, 2019

MEU= Exemplo: Meu carro, meu celular, meu tablet..

MEUS= Exemplo: Meus cachorros, meus gatos, meus doces.. (no plural)

MINHA= Exemplo: Minha mae, minha irma, minha amiga...

Espero ter te ajudado! Bjs e bons estudos!

May 24, 2019
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