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Plural possession of singular items

In English, when multiple people each possess a single item individually, we still state that item in its plural form, like “the people and their families” not “their family” (which would imply shared ...
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¿Cuál es el pronombre posesivo de "vos"?

El pronombre posesivo de "vosotros" es "vuestro". ¿Cuál es el pronombre posesivo de "vos"? He visto varios sites que mostrar la pareja de "vosotros/vuestro", ...
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How can an Indirect Object Pronoun show possession?

I was wondering how to say "I cut his hair" in Spanish. I thought it would be something along the lines of "Corté su pelo". However, when I went to Google Translate, what I got was:...
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How to refer to body parts

I was taught in school that it is incorrect to use possessive pronouns to refer to body parts, and instead to use articles (for example, "me duele el estómago"). However, I frequently hear ...
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Possessive pronoun and definite article

I wanted to ask a question about the possessive pronouns in Spanish. I was learning about possessive pronouns e.g. el mío and I was given the following sentence: No me gusta este bolso rojo, prefiero ...
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What is "his/her" in Spanish?

I am wondering on whether there is a "his/her" phrase in Spanish. In English, we just say "his/her", but in Spanish do we just say "su"? Or do we say something like "...
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word order and using definite articles instead of possessives

I was reading about how in Spanish one will use a definite article instead of a possessive article when context indicates who the noun belongs to. For example, one would likely say "Tengo el ...
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Possessive adjective "Juan y Antonio viven con su hermano."

I was reading a sentence and asked to answer a True/False question: Juan y Antonio viven con su hermano. The possessive adjective in bold is masculine and singular. True/False? I thought that ...
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Possessive adjectives grammar error

I'm trying to rewrite the sentence below to indicate ownership by using possessive adjectives. I caught the first error with the verb ('son'), but I don't understand the adjective error. In my mind it ...
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Possessive Pronouns- Are 'el'/'la' interchangeable with 'mi'?

To elaborate, take the sentence Hago la cama. This means ‘I make my bed’. However, the sentence Hago mi cama. Means the same. My question is are these interchangeable for all instances ...
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How does Spanish keep gender for 1st/2nd plural person possessive determiners, while dropping it elsewhere?

In Spanish, the possessive determiners nuestro and vuestro have 4 forms, depending on gender and number. However, gender variation has disappeared in other determiners, mi, tu and su (number ...
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Using "he/she" and "usted's" possessive pronoun in a sentence

I have a sentence: "Father, he was writing in your notebook." Wouldn't that translate into: "Padre, él estaba escribiendo en su cuaderno." Wouldn't that be confusing because it could also read:...
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Artículo + posesivo + sustantivo en "compré cojines para 'la mi cama'". ¿Un rasgo sociolingüístico?

Recién tuve una conversación por WhatsApp con una amiga. Ella es de Guatemala, clase media y con formación académica, y en un momento de la conversación usó la siguiente estructura: Compré dos ...
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Pronoun agreement

New Spanish learner here. When translating "The dog is ours", I came up with "El perro es nuestros". Can someone please explain why it is incorrect? The correct answer is "El perro es ...
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Why say "dame la mano" instead of "dame tu mano"?

"Dame la mano" would mean "give me the hand". Shouldn't it be better to say "give me your hand" by saying "dame tu mano"? For reference this is the entire phrase coming from spanishdict: "Dame la ...
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¿Por qué no se dice "de yo" o "de tú"?

Me pareció muy curioso algo que apenas noté hoy. Explicaré con unos ejemplos: La manzana es de ella. La manzana es suya. La manzana es de nostros. La manzana es nuestra. La manzana es de ellos. La ...
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¿Qué tan válido es el doble posesivo?

En los últimos días, empecé a leer la novela de José Rizal Noli me tangere, y en el capítulo IV noté que un personaje le comenta al otro las siguientes frases: (...)su padre, de Ud., que estaba preso!...
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What's the difference between "de" and "ser de" in terms of possession?

Example sentences: la muñeca de la niña.the child's doll. la muñeca es de la niña. a) los amigos de María.Maria's friends. b) los amigos son de María. a) los perros del muchacho.the boy's dogs. b) ...
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[Im]proper use of possessive in Spanish?

I recently texted my (Spanish-speaking) girlfriend, saying Voy a mis padres She corrected me, telling me instead that I should say Voy con mis padres But, that appears to invalidate the ...
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Are 'suyo' and 'de él' interchangeable?

1 - Can I use 'de él' instead of 'suyo' whenever I want to or only when it's not clear from the context to whom I refer (él, ella, usted)? es el lapicero suyo es el lapicero de él 2 - Also, ...
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Article + Possessive/Demonstrative + Noun Phrase: Acceptable in Spanish?

I've come across Spanish sentences where the article is followed by a possessive adjective or demonstrative adjective, followed by a noun. Normally, it is either the article or the adjective + noun, ...
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¿Qué función tiene el «sus» en «Ya tiene sus años»?

Hoy vi en una pregunta de la página hermana de SE para alemán una cita que puede traducirse así: "¡Cuando pienso qué dificultades me dio el idoma inglés! Pero esto ya tiene sus treinta años." ...
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What is the usage of the pronoun "su"? Is it a correct translation from "your"?

English: I've always thought the Spanish pronoun "su" means "his/hers", as in su perro es grande. Recently though in my language studies, I've noticed "su" being used in the "your" context as in por ...
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Do mi and mío have different connotations?

I usually use the possessives mi and mío interchangeably. For example: Esta es la casa mía. Esta es mi casa. However, do the two have different connotations? (e.g. is one more formal ...
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Cannot use adverbs + possessives: "delante de ti" v/s "delante tuyo"

In Spanish there are some adverbs followed by de: Delante de, atrás de, en frente de, etc... When these adverbs are followed in a sentence by a declined pronoun, they are often "contracted" ...
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