Definition: An adjective used with a noun (or less commonly, pronoun) to indicate possession, ownership or close relationship.
In English, these are the possessive adjectives:
- Mi, mío (my)
- Tu, tuyo (your)
- Su, suyo (his, her, your, its, their)
- Nuestro, nuestro (our)
- Vuestro, vuestro (your)
Also Known As: Adjetivo posesivo in Spanish. In English grammar, the term "possessive determiner" is sometimes used.
Examples:Here are some examples in Spanish. Note that the English translations don't always use adjectives (which are indicated in boldface): Bienvenidos a nuestro hogar. (Welcome to our home.) Es mi madre y amiga. (She is my mother and my friend.) Son mi madre y mi amiga. (They are my mother and my friend.) No abrieron esos libros suyos. (They didn't open those books of theirs.)