Saturday, December 28, 2013

Subject Pronouns in Spanish

In this post we will learn about Subject Pronouns in Spanish language. As you know, the subject pronouns in English are ( I, he, she, they, etc. ).

In Spanish language, there are 12 different subject pronouns. 2 of them are only used in Spain.

Singular Subject Pronouns:
Following are the singular subject pronouns.
Yo >> I
Tú >> you, It is used in informal way to say You; used with friends and family.
Usted >> also means you, but usually you use it in formal speak, for example with someone you have met, or with someone you have a professional relationship with.
Él >> means He
Ella >> means She

Plural Subject Pronouns
We need to mention a general rule in Spanish:

If a group contains one male you must use a masculine word

Following are the plural subject pronouns in Spanish:

Spanish Pronoun
 English Meaning
 Description
Nosotros
We

Nosotras
We
also means We but it is feminine, use it only if there is zero male in this group.
Ellos
They
Pronounced ‘Eyos’ in english
Ellas
They
used if it is a feminine group, with zero male.
Ustedes
Ustedes
Used in other Spanish-speaking countries, regardless of formality
Vosotros
You all
Used in informal speak and used only in Spain
Vosotras
 You all
You all, informal, feminine and used only in Spain