How to say ours and yours plural (masculine/feminine singular and plural)

Look at this table to learn the Pronombre posesivo

  

Masc sing   Fem sing    Masc plural    Fem plural   
ours nuestro nuestra nuestros nuestras
yours vuestro vuestra vuestros vuestras

Read and listen to these examples:

Esa moto es muy cara y es nuestra.
That motorbike is very expensive and it's ours.

Las mesas no eran de Marta, sino nuestras.
The tables were not Marta's, but ours.

No es nuestro calendario, sino vuestro.
It is not our calendar, but yours.

No eran nuestros boletos, sino vuestros.
They weren't our tickets, but yours.

As you can see in the examples above, the possessives nuestro and vuestro agree in gender and number with the noun they modify.

Sometimes these possessive pronouns are accompanied by the definite article:

El, la, los, las + pronombre posesivo

The definite article is generally included in two circumstances:

1. To reinforce the feeling of possession.

Este regalo es nuestro. Este regalo es el nuestro
This present is ours. This present is our present. [reinforced possession]

2. When the possessive pronoun is at the beginning of a sentence.

-Nuestra aspiradora no funciona. -La nuestra se rompió ayer también.
-Our vacuum cleaner doesn't work. -Ours broke yesterday too.

More examples:

No es vuestro sombrero, es el nuestro.
It is not your hat, it is ours.

Vuestros papeles no eran fáciles de entender, pero los nuestros sí.
Your papers were not easy to understand, but ours were.

No eran nuestras pulseras, sino las vuestras.
They weren't our bracelets, but yours. ["You" plural informal]

 See also How to say mine, yours, his, hers, its and theirs (masculine, feminine, singular and plural pronouns) and Adjetivo posesivo

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No es vuestro sombrero, es el nuestro.
It is not your hat, it is ours.


Vuestros papeles no eran fáciles de entender, pero los nuestros sí.
Your papers were not easy to understand, but ours were.


Aunque tengo una casa muy lujosa, prefiero la vuestra.
Although I have a very luxurious house, I prefer yours.


Este regalo es nuestro. Este regalo es el nuestro
This present is ours. This present is our present. [reinforced possession]


Las mesas no eran de Marta, sino nuestras.
The tables were not Marta's, but ours.


No eran nuestras pulseras, sino las vuestras.
They weren't our bracelets, but yours. ["You" plural informal]


Esa moto es muy cara y es nuestra.
That motorbike is very expensive and it's ours.


-Nuestra aspiradora no funciona. -La nuestra se rompió ayer también.
-Our vacuum cleaner doesn't work. -Ours broke yesterday too.


No es nuestro calendario, sino vuestro.
It is not our calendar, but yours.


No eran nuestros boletos, sino vuestros.
They weren't our tickets, but yours.


Q&A Forum 2 questions, 2 answers

Question about Vuestro

I am getting confused with vuestro's use:

Am I correct in assuming the word "vuestros: is related to the "vosotros" informal usage in Spain that is not used in Latin America.

What I am wondering is;  What would be the LatAm version of the informal plural yours, i.e. vuestros?

It would be really helpful if these differences were noted here (and elsewhere as well)

(By the way: Well done on noting them in some of the lessons I've seen)

I find the Spanish use of "vos" confusing, as I have been learning the LatAm version. In addition, I am French, and in French the "vous" is formal!  Yikes!

Thank you for your time.

Nicole



Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola Nicole

I can see why it can be confusing..

Vuestros is the possessive "yours" referring to you plural (you guys, you all, you two...) The equivalent in Latin America would be "sus", which is the possessive plural for the subject pronoun "ustedes" (instead of vosotros). Here are some comparative sentences so you can see what we'd say in Spain and what would be said in most Latin American countries:

I am talking to my two good friends:

SPAIN

¿Vosotros vais a la playa hoy? Pues si es así. coged vuestras toallas.

Are you [guys] going to the beach today? If you are, take your towels.

LATIN AMERICA

¿Ustedes van a la playa hoy? Pues si es así. cojan sus toallas.

Are you [guys] going to the beach today? If you are, take your towels.

So, you can see, that when you talk to people in plural informally in Spain "vosotros" and "vuestros" is used and the verb is conjugated in the vosotros form. In Latin America, they'd use pronoun "ustedes" and "sus" and the verb is conjugated in the ustedes form (coinciding with the ellos form for conjugation)

I hope this clarified it a bit.

Inma

Question about Vuestro

I am getting confused with vuestro's use:

Am I correct in assuming the word "vuestros: is related to the "vosotros" informal usage in Spain that is not used in Latin America.

What I am wondering is;  What would be the LatAm version of the informal plural yours, i.e. vuestros?

It would be really helpful if these differences were noted here (and elsewhere as well)

(By the way: Well done on noting them in some of the lessons I've seen)

I find the Spanish use of "vos" confusing, as I have been learning the LatAm version. In addition, I am French, and in French the "vous" is formal!  Yikes!

Thank you for your time.

Nicole



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Where does 'Vuestro' come from?

Aunque tengo una casa muy lujosa, prefiero la vuestra. I'm confused. Where does 'vuestro' come from? What happened to 'tuyo' and 'suyo'?

Asked 2 months ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola Ricky,

"vuestro" is the possessive for "yours" in plural, so, it refers to people in plural. The possession is that of more than one person, as opposed to "yours" in singular "tuyo"/ "suyo". 

We have two different lessons for possessives. I imagine you've practised both. Here they are, just in case:

How to say mine, yours, his, hers, its, theirs

How to say ours and yours (plural)

Saludos

Inma

Where does 'Vuestro' come from?

Aunque tengo una casa muy lujosa, prefiero la vuestra. I'm confused. Where does 'vuestro' come from? What happened to 'tuyo' and 'suyo'?

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