Hello guys and welcome back to my blog! Today I’m still talking about pronouns, possessive pronouns for this lesson. Let’s get started π
Possessive pronouns are used to indicate possession (if that makes sense). An example:Β This is my book – Questo Γ¨ il mio libro.
These in the chart are the possessive pronouns in Italian. They can also be possessive adjectives, depending on the use.
|I pers. sing.||Mio Mia Mie Miei|
|II pers. sing.||Tuo Tua Tue Tuoi|
|III pers. sing.||Suo Sua Sue Suoi|
|I pers. plur.||Nostro Nostra Nostre Nostri|
|II pers. plur.||Vostro Vostra Vostre Vostri|
|III pers. plur.||Loro Loro Loro Loro|
|III pers.||Altrui (not used much)|
MIO —> MY and MINE. Β This is my book. Questo libro Γ¨ mio (adjective) / This is mine. Questo Γ¨ il mio. (pronoun)
TUO —> YOUR and YOURS. This is your shirt. Questa Γ¨ la tua camicia / This is yours. Questa Γ¨ la tua.
SUO —> HIS/HER and HIS/HERS
NOTRO —> OUR and OURS
VOSTRO —> YOUR and YOURS
LORO —> THEIR and THEIRS
As regards the use of PROPRIO and ALTRUI:
PROPRIO is always used for III person, always used in impersonal sentences.
Ognuno ha il proprio lavoro – Everyone has its own job.
Ogni persona ha le proprie idee – Everyone has its own ideas.
ALTRUI meaning DI ALTRI (somebody else’s)
Questo Γ¨ compito altrui. This is somebody else’s task.
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