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Possessives?

I don't understand "mi", "tu", "su", and the other possessives. they don't make any sense to me. would someone mind explaining this concept to me, please?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
AlexisLinguist
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Mi = my

Tu - your

Su = your, his, hers, their

Mis, tus, and sus are the plurals of those, used with plural nouns.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Resonance2001

Those ones are really easy. Mi coche=my car, tu casa = your house. Such can mean his/her/ its/your/their... so sometimes you have to clarify by saying el coche due Roberto = Robert's house.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ConfusedGirlBoy

oh okay Facepalm thx

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/attanatta
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Also, remember that they must match the number of "things possessed" and not the number of "things possessing". So,

His car = su carro

Their car = su carro

His cars = sus carros

Their cars = sus carros

I remember that at first this made less sense to me than the pronouns themselves. I had it backwards, always trying to make the pronoun agree with the number of "things possessing".

3 years ago