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Possessive pronouns: seu(s), sua(s), teu(s), tua(s), meu(s), minha(s)
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Possessive pronouns: seu(s), sua(s), teu(s), tua(s), meu(s), minha(s)

Possessive pronouns: seu(s), sua(s), teu(s), tua(s), meu(s), minha(s).
pronomes possessivos

1. On the previous step, we had a look at this kind of language:

Esta é a minha mãe.

Este é o meu pai.

First, we’ll focus on parts of the sentences above:

A minha mãe. = (The) my mother.

O meu pai. = (The) my father.

To say ‘my’, once again, we need to consider gender and singular/plural. The first example above agrees with mãe. The second with pai. Let’s look at how to agree ‘my’ with plurals as well.

The table below shows how to put the words together. Follow it with the audios:

o meu… Listen

os meus… Listen

a minha… Listen

as minhas… Listen

Table with my family member Scroll down to find this table in pdf.

* the article is optional. Either way is correct and natural, so choose what you prefer. Example: meu irmão / o meu irmão.

2. We would also like to look at this:

Esta é a sua mãe. = This is your mother.

Esta é a tua mãe. = This is your mother.

The translation for the sentences above are identical. Sua is used when the interlocutor is addressed as você. And tua is used when the interlocutor is addressed as tu. Follow the table with the audios. Note how gender and number (plural/singular) agree in the sentences.

o seu… Listen

o teu… Listen

os seus… Listen

os teus… Listen

a sua… Listen

a tua… Listen

as suas… Listen

as tuas… Listen

Table with the sentences in the audios above Scroll down to find this table in pdf.

* the article is optional. Either way is correct and natural, so choose what you prefer. Example: seu irmão / o seu irmão.

3. This vocabulary helps us build statements and ask questions about people around us. See below some examples with vocabulary we have learnt on nationalities and occupations.

BrazilListen PortugalListen
  translation
O meu avô é português. My grandfather is Portuguese.
O meu avô não é português. My grandfather is not Portuguese.
O seu avô é veterinário? Is your grandfather a veterinarian?
O teu avô é veterinário? Is your grandfather a veterinarian?
BrazilListen PortugalListen
  translation
A sua avó é japonesa. Your grandmother is Japanese.
A minha avó não é japonesa. My grandmother is not Japanese.
A tua avó é advogada? Is your grandmother a lawyer?
A sua avó não é advogada. Your grandmother is not a lawyer.
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