Pronouns

Spanish Lesson 8 (Pronouns and Travel)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 8th lesson contains the Spanish pronouns including the subject, object and possessive forms. In addition, you will find a vocabulary list about travel and finally some general common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Spanish Classes.

Pronouns

Pronouns are a must to learn because they are part of almost every sentence. They make up about 20% of the daily language use which includes the subject, object and possessive pronoun. If there is an lesson you should NOT skip, this would be one of them.

Grammar Rule

Before we start the lesson, we need to understand the use of the 4 pronouns. Subject pronouns (replace the subject of a sentence), object pronouns (replace the indirect object, which is usually a person), possessive pronouns (show ownership and can describe a noun), possessive case (shows ownership and can be used alone). Example:

  • Subject pronouns: John is young (Juan es joven) becomes He is young (el es joven)
  • Object pronouns: John helps Maria (Juan ayuda a Maria) becomes John helps her (Juan le ayuda)
  • Possessive pronouns: John helps his parents (Juan ayuda a sus padres)
  • Possessive case: John is a friend of mine (John es un amigo mío)

We will start with the subject pronouns since it's the most used of the 4 forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Spanish, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Subject Pronouns in Spanish

Pronouns Spanish Audio
Iyo
Youtú / usted
Heél
Sheella
Wenosotros
You (plural)ustedes
Theyellos / ellas
I love youte amo
She is beautifules hermosa
They are dancingestán bailando
We are happySomos felices

Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.

Object Pronouns in Spanish

Pronouns Spanish Audio
Meme
Youte
Himle
Herle
Usnos
You (plural)les
Themlos
Can you call us?¿Puedes llamarnos?
Give me your phone numberDame tu número de teléfono
I can give you my emailTe puedo dar mi correo electrónico
Tell him to call meDile que me llame

Now we will discuss the possessive pronoun also called possessive determiners which is very straight forward and self explanatory. You use it when you want to express that something belongs to you but usually it comes before a noun.

Possessive Pronouns Spanish

Pronouns Spanish Audio
Mymi
Yourtu
Hissu (él)
Hersu (ella)
Ournuestro
Your (plural)su
Theirsu (ellos)
His email is...Su correo electrónico es...
My phone number is...Mi número de teléfono es...
Our dream is to visit SpainNuestro sueño es visitar España
Their country is beautifulSu país es hermoso

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As for the possessive case of the pronoun, it is used differently because it does not have to come before a noun. Check out the examples!

Possessive Case of the Pronoun in Spanish

Pronouns Spanish Audio
Minemio
Yourstuyo
Hissuyo
Herssuyo
Oursnuestro
Yours (plural)suyo
Theirssuyo
Is this pen yours?¿Es tuya esta pluma?
The book is mineEl libro es mío
The shoes are hersLos zapatos son suyos
Victory is oursLa victoria es nuestra

Vocabulary List about Travel

Below is a list of 31 words and expressions related to travel such as means of transportation, lodging and tourism. If you memorize them by heart, you will be able to get around the country and ask for directions much easier than if you did not.

Travel List in Spanish

Travel Spanish Audio
Airplaneavión
Airportaeropuerto
Busautobús
Bus stationcentral camionera
Carcoche
Flightvuelo
For businessde negocio
For pleasurede placer
Help Deskinformación
Hotelhotel
Luggageequipaje
Parkingestacionamiento
Passportpasaporte
Reservationreservación
Taxitaxi
TicketBoleto
To travelviajar
Tourismturismo
Train (noun)tren
Train stationestación de tren
By trainen tren
By caren auto
By busen autobús
By taxien taxi
By airplaneen avión

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Daily Conversation in Spanish

Finally, a list of sentences that you might need or see often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Spanish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Spanish

English Spanish Audio
Do you accept credit cards?¿Acepta tarjetas de crédito?
How much will it cost?¿Cuánto costará?
I have a reservationtengo una reservación
I'd like to rent a carQuisiera rentar un auto
I'm here on business / on vacation.estoy aquí por negocios / de vacaciones
Is this seat taken?¿Está ocupado este asiento?
It was nice meeting youfue un placer conocerte
Take this! (when giving something)¡toma! (al dar algo)
Do you like it?¿Te gusta?
I really like it!en verdad me gusta
I'm just kiddingsólo bromeo
I'm hungrytengo hambre
I'm thirstytengo sed

Fun Facts

Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year..

Congratulations! You finished your 8th lesson in Spanish about the pronouns, and travel expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Spanish Lesson 9. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Spanish homepage.

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