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What is the difference between "mi" and mi with an accent on the i?

I just don't get it.

April 12, 2012

27 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tlj2600

When mi is used as a possessive adjective it does not carry an accent mark. However when it functions as the prepositional pronoun "me," it does carry an accent mark. Examples: my book. Mi libro. He is talking about me. Él habla de mí. Note that when mí follows the preposition con it has a special form: conmigo (all one word.) Hope this answer helps.

June 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pianomar

He is talking to about me is not Él habla de mí, but esta hablando de mí although after 10 months from now you probably know that... :D

April 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TeenagePolyglot

That is not true - both are correct ways of saying "He is talking about me".

July 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Surgoshan

My understanding is that "Él habla de mí." means "He speaks about me." as a general statement rather than about this particular moment, which would be "Él está hablar de mí."

November 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zammo108

Correction - " Él está hablando de mí ".

You are right though - "Él habla de mí." = "He talks about me."

" Él está hablando de mí. " = "He is talking about me".

November 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VerissimoFeijoo

Él está hablando de mí y de mi familia y también está hablando de mi casa, de mi coche y de mi perro.

November 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/el-Canguro

él está hablando......

December 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lemuth

ohh.. i thought 'esta hablando' meant 'you are speaking' ...

September 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VerissimoFeijoo

"Está hablando" may mean: "You are talking" > "Usted está hablando" or "He is talking" > Él está hablando" or "She is talking" > "Ella está hablando" or "It is talking" > "Ello está hablando". BUT: It will never can mean ALL of them at the same time.

November 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Futbol4ever

Hi!! Specifically, "mí" means "me' when used as the object of a preposition -- such as with "a" (to) or "para" (for). "A mí me gust leer." (I like to read.) or "Para mí, el español es fácil." (For me, Spanish is easy.)

May 10, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MannyBracero

True! Well said!

September 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JackLove

It is similar to Tu and Tu with an accent. Mi and Tu are possessive, my and your whereas Mi and Tu with accents are me and you.

November 29, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stephen2002

Mi without an accent is a possessive: my. But mi WITH an accent is the direct object pronoun 'me'.

November 12, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TeenagePolyglot

The direct (and indirect) object pronoun for "me" in Spanish is simply "me" - "mí" is the prepositional pronoun.

July 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1nfusi0n

Tu Versus Tú

The two words "tu" and "tú" are pronounced the same. "Tú" is the personal pronoun meaning "you" (informal), and "tu" is the possessive adjective meaning "your" (informal). (look at: Skill possesion, grammar, on the bottom)

May 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sephie

'Mi" as in "My" has no accent. "Mí," however, dos have an accent when used like "me" ("She gave me.." etc.)

April 12, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kmlandis_1991

so it would be more like an accusative?

December 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/undeadgoat

"Cases" of pronouns in Spanish don't really work like in Latin. You have the (usually optional) Subjective (yo, tú, ella), which derives from the Latin Nominative; the particle Objective pronouns, which are the same for Direct and Indirect (Accusative and Dative) in the first and second persons (me, te), but different in the third (le, la); and Prepositional (following prepositions), which derives from Ablative (mí, ti).

January 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SaintRidley

Dative/Accusative.

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/erinlwhaley

Right...when saying "to me" you use the accent...to say I like apples, "a mí me gustan las manzanas" which literally means apples are pleasing to me...

April 18, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Resonance2001

Also these small words have an accent to distinguish themselves for example tu and tú are different words. Two other confusing ones are "de" usually meaning of/from and dé meaning "I gave" but what makes things worse is that the Spanish often leave out accents from their letters in texts or online in a similar way to the English making shortcuts in texts

May 26, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oddible

The answer to this was written right in the page on possessives...

"The two words "tu" and "tú" are pronounced the same. "Tú" is the personal pronoun meaning "you" (informal), and "tu" is the possessive adjective meaning "your" (informal)."

June 22, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinicius14

mi is similar to MY meanwhile ... mí is similiar to ME in english =D

August 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nikunasser

mi without accent is possessive pronoun as : mi libro mi with accent means<myself>as:ami,megusta naranja

November 29, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BellaMargarita

Mi with an accent is the prepositonal pronoun me as para mi me is the direct and indirect object me

December 25, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rexine

I read your coments and want say thank you! I think I know now when I've to write mi with accent or no. Nice greetings for all!

October 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nisok

mi is my, mi with an accent on the is me.

December 18, 2013
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