Possessive Pronouns in Spanish

A possessive pronoun replaces a noun and demonstrates ownership. It has four forms (singular, plural, masculine, feminine) and must agree with the number and gender of the noun it replaces. Possessive pronouns are similiar to possessive adjectives, but they are different. Adjectives describe nouns, where pronouns take the place of nouns. For example, in the sentence "My car is large.", the word "My" is an adjective even though it shows ownership because it describes the "car". In the sentence "Yours is small.", the word "Yours" is a possessive pronoun because it shows ownership and takes the place of the noun "car". Read and listen to the possessive pronouns listed below, then repeat each one out loud.

English
Spanish
mine
el mio / la mia
los mios / las mias
yours (familiar)
el tuyo / la tuya
los tuyos / las tuyas
yours (formal)
his, hers
el suyo / la suya
los suyos / las suyas
yours (familiar plural)
el vuestro / la vuestra
los vuestros / las vuestras
yours (formal plural)
theirs
el suyo / la suya
los suyos / las suyas


Read, study and listen to the following examples of possessive pronouns, then repeat each example out loud.
My house is yours. (formal)
Mi casa es la suya
My house is yours. (familiar)
Mi casa es la tuya.
Your bike is faster than mine.
Tu bicicleta es más rápida que la mia.
I don't have a cell phone. Can I use yours?
No tengo celular. ¿Puedo usar el suyo?
Yours is small. (formal)
El suyo es pequeño.
Your car is red. Mine is green.
Su coche es rojo. El mio es verde.
The big house is his. (unclarified)
La casa grande es suyo.
The big house is his. (clarified)
La casa grande es de él.
The big cars are theirs. (unclarified)
Los coches grandes son suyos.
The big cars are theirs. (clarified)
Los coches grandes son de ellos.
Is that school yours? (familiar)
¿Esa escuela es la tuya?
Are those tickets theirs?
¿Los boletos son los suyos?
Are those tickets yours? (plural)
¿Los boletos son los suyos?
Those tickets are ours.
Los boletos son los nuestros.