three ways to express possession in Spanish:
- Possessive adjectives
- Possessive pronouns
- Possessive de
Possessive adjectives are used with nouns to explain who something or someone
|Es mi coche.
||It's my car.
|¿Son las llaves tuyas?
||Are these your keys?
Possessive pronouns replace possessive adjectives + nouns:
|Es lo mío.
|¿Son las tuyas?
||Are these yours?
Aside from the fact that they have numerous forms for different grammatical
persons, gender, and number, possessive adjectives and pronouns are pretty
similar in Spanish and English.
However, to say that something is belongs to someone, where you would use 's
or s' in English, you have to use the preposition de. In addition, you have to
invert the possessor and the possessee and put de between them.
|el coche de Pablo
||Pablo's car (literally, the car of Pablo)
|las llaves de mis padres
||my parents' keys (literally, the keys of my parents)
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