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Possessive Adjectives & Possession using possessive adjectives and the word "de"

In Spanish, you will never see an apostrophe "s." Possession is shown in a couple of different ways. One way is to use the preposition de (of) when you are expressing the possession in third person. Example: el libro de Paco. = Paco's book Another way to show possession is by using "possessive adjectives." Possessive adjectives are used to either establish a relationship between people or things, or to indicate that something belongs to someone. Read the sentences below and note how the possess…
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mi
my (singular)
mis
my (plural)
tu
your (familiar, singular)
tus
your (familiar, plural)
su
your (usted form)/his/her/their/ your (ustedes form) describing a singular object.
sus
your (usted form)/his/her/their/ your (ustedes form) describing a plural object.
nuestra
our (singular, feminine)
nuestras
our (plural, feminine)
nuestro
our (singular, masculine)
nuestros
our (plural, masculine)
mis padres
my parents
mi padre
my father
tu madre
your mother
tus primas
your cousins
su hermanastra
your (usted form)/his/her/their/ your (ustedes form) stepsister
nuestro abuelo
our grandfather
nuestros abuelos
our grandparents
nuestra hermana
our sister
nuestras hermanas
our sisters
de
We use "de" instead of an apostrophy s -'s - to show possession
la hermana de mi mamá
My mom's sister
el padre de mi papá
My dad's father
la amiga de mi hermana
My sister's friend
Los abuelos de Kim
Kim's grandparents
La mamá de mi amiga
My friend's mom
Los padres de mis amigos
My friends' parents
Los hermanos de Pablo
Paul's brothers/siblings
Los primos de Miguel
Miguel's cousins
Los tíos de Juan
John's aunt(s) and uncle(s)
La casa de mi vecina.
My neighbor's house.