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Learn Spanish: Subject Pronouns

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Subject Pronouns


Learn Spanish: Subject Pronouns in Spanish

This learn Spanish grammar lesson is about understanding subject pronouns in Spanish.

Yo I Nosotros/as We
You (informal) Vosotros/as *** You all (informal)
Usted You (formal) Ustedes You all (formal)
Él/Ella He/She Ellos/Ellas They (masc/fem)

*** Note that Vosotros/as is only used in Spain. The rest of the Spanish speaking world uses Ustedes to say "You all."

In Spanish, subject pronouns have masculine and feminine forms.

Él es doctor. He is a doctor.
Ella es doctora. She is a doctor.

Spanish has two forms of you.

The informal you (tú) is used to address somebody the speaker knows well and is around his/her age, whereas, the formal you (usted) is used to address somebody the speaker does not know well or is older than him/her.

eres mi amigo (informal). You are my friend.
Usted es el presidente. (formal). You are the president.

Subject pronouns are not used as frequently in Spanish as they are in English. They are usually omitted. Notice that the pronoun is not used.

Soy inteligente. I am inteligent.

If there is a need for clarification, then the pronoun is used.

Yo soy mexicano, no eres. I am Mexican, you are not.

Usted /Ustedes are both formal pronouns and they abbreviate as Ud. /Uds.

¿Es Ud. el presidente? Are you the president?

In Spanish there is no equivalent of "it" since every noun is either feminine or masculine.

Es grande. It is big.