seu/sua vs. dele/dela

I always thought that "seu/sua/seus/suas" was used to mean "your", and that you should use "dele/dela/deles/delas" if you want to say "his/her/their" ?

is this right? :/

May 14, 2013


"seu/sua/seus/suas" can mean either your or his or hers.

"dele" = his, "dela" = hers, "deles" = "theirs", "delas" = "theirs" (females only).

Using "dele/dela/deles/delas" removes the ambiguity if you mean to say "his/hers/them" so there is no confusion, but I cannot say what native Portuguese speakers would choose.

May 14, 2013

We prefer using dele/dela/deles/delas ;)

May 14, 2013

that's a relief :)

May 14, 2013

we usually use - tua irmã, teu irmão - ungrammatical with você, but we normally say 'você vai com tua irmã?'

August 13, 2015
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