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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Examples and resources

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.


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.


Q&A Forum 1 question, 1 answer

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 3 weeks 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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