https://www.duolingo.com/LauraCGO

Sua - Tua

Both words mean de same? When I use each one? Obrigada

June 20, 2013

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

Tua = your (for feminine words) / Sua = you, his, her, its (for feminine words) http://www.duolingo.com/#/comment/374266 -- http://www.duolingo.com/#/comment/508491

June 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LauraCGO

Obrigada, I have another doubt, what about "its", i need use sua or tua?

June 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

Tua is always related to "tu" (you). Sua is related to você (you), ele (he/it), ela (she/it). So, use seu/sua for 'its'. If you want a clear distiction among the uses of seu/sua, use dele/dela. The cat drinks its milk = o gato bebe o seu leite = o gato bebe o leite dele. The second option works better

June 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LauraCGO

Thanks a lot

June 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/aisabellima

Use "Sua" when you talk to someone that isn't close to you (when you speak formal). Like when you ask to a not so close person or a stranger how is his mother - "Como está a SUA mãe?".

You use "Tua" when you talk to someone close to you (when you speak informal). For exemple, when you ask a close friend how's his mother - "Como está a TUA mãe?". You talk like this in Portugal, in Brazil I think they change a little bit Hope i helped!

July 15, 2013
Learn Portuguese in just 5 minutes a day. For free.