Hi just confused between meu and minha, teu and tua, etc. Can someone please explain when to use each? I was thinking one of them was my and the other one mine, but then I feel like the usage is inconsistent with that..... Thanks so much!
Meu = my/mine when the thing possessed has masculine ("or neutral") grammatical gender: O meu carro. Este carro é meu. -- My car. This car is mine. --- Isto é meu. -- This is mine.
Minha = my/mine when the thing possessed has feminine grammatical gender: A minha bicicleta. Esta bicicleta é minha. -- My bicycle. This bicycle is mine.