This month, Abril, I have prepared you a few podcasts related to verbs. Don’t worry (No te preocupes) because we are going to begin from the beginning, my dear beginner. Let’s talk about Spanish personal pronouns.
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And the beginning of all are the personal pronouns that we need to create the verbs.
To make this task easier for you, I am going to compare them with English personal pronouns.
- YO = I
- TÚ = you
- ÉL=He ELLA=She
- NOSOTROS/NOSOTRAS =We
- VOSOTROS or VOSOTRAS = You
- ELLOS o ELLAS = They
As you can notice, there are some difference between Spain and English regarding personal pronouns.
- We don’t need to say or to write the pronoun next to the verb. Ejemplo: I speak = Hablo.
- We distinguish gender and we have an specific form for NOSOTROS, VOSOTROS and ELLOS.
- We don’t mix YOU for singular or plural pronoun: we have an specific forms: Tú eres inteligente (You are intelligent) vs. Vosotros dos sois inteligentes (You two are intelligent).
Last recomendation: I explained how is the personal pronoun system from Spain and, más específicamente, northen variety. Remember to listen to podcast 10 to see that there are some difference between this variation and other variations such as the American or the variation from some regions of Spain and Canary Islands.
And now you are thinking…. wait, Sergio, ¿are they all the personal pronoun that exist in your Spanish variation? Because I heard some time people using USTED and USTEDES in Spanish.
Sí sí sí, me has pillado (you got me!). But we don’t have time to talk about this in this podcast.
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