Subject Pronouns �What are subject pronouns in English? �What purpose do they serve?
Subject Pronouns �The subject pronouns in Spanish are: SINGULAR PLURAL YO – I NOSOTROS – WE NOSOTRAS – WE (ALL FEMALES) TÚ – YOU (FAMILIAR) VOSOTROS – YOU ALL* VOSOTRAS – YOU ALL (ALL FEMALE) ONLY USED IN SPAIN!!!!! ÉL – HE ELLA – SHE USTED – YOU (FORMAL) ELLOS –THEY ELLAS – THEY (ALL FEMALES) USTEDES – YOU ALL
Subject Pronouns �The subject pronoun tú and usted both mean you when you’re talking to one person. �However, they are used in different situations. Tú Friend Relative Someone your age Usted Teacher Adult you’ve just met Someone you show respect to
Subject Pronouns �Although subject pronouns are often left out, the pronoun usted is commonly stated when addressing someone to show respect. �¿Cómo está usted ? �How are you?
Subject Pronouns �The subject pronouns ustedes and vosotros mean you when talking to more than one person. �They are also used in different situations. USTEDES – You All VOSOTROS – You all Formal Familiar Any group Friends Relatives People your age Only used in Spain! Familiar
Subject Pronouns �The pronouns nosotros, vosotros and ellos have feminine forms. MASCULINE – Group of all males or group of males and females FEMININE – Group of ONLY females! NOSOTROS NOSOTRAS VOSOTROS (SPAIN) VOSOTRAS (SPAIN) ELLOS ELLAS
Using Pronouns �Talking TO someone �Friend �Adult �Group of students in Spain �All female students in Spain �Group of adults �Referring to them as YOU �Tú �Usted �Vosotros �Vosotras �Ustedes REMEMBER: There are 5 forms of the word YOU!
Using Pronouns �Talking ABOUT someone �Self �Juan �Maria �John y yo �Maria y yo(all girls) �Juan y Maria �Maria y Beatriz �Replacing name �Yo (I) �Él (He) �Ella (She) �Nosotros (We) �Nosotras (We) �Ellos (They) �Ellas (They)
Which of the following is the familiar “you”? A. yo B. tu C. usted
Which pronoun would you use if you were saying “we” and it was all girls? A. vosotras B. nosotras C. ustedes
Which is the formal “you”? A. yo B. tu C. usted
Which pronoun is used only in Spain? A. Vosotros/Vosotras B. Nosotros/Nosotras C. Ustedes
Which pronoun would best complete the sentence: Maria es mi amiga. ____ es de Costa Rica. A. El B. Ella C. Nosotras
Which pronoun would you use if you were talking about a group of boys? A. nosotros B. ellas C. ellos
Which pronoun would you use if you were talking to a group of boys? A. ustedes B. nosotros C. ellos
Exit Slip �What are the subject pronouns in Spanish? �What do they mean in English? �Write a sentence first without using a subject pronoun, then rewrite it replacing the noun with the correct subject pronoun. �Por ejemplo: Luisa es mi amiga. Ella es mi amiga. �YOU CANNOT USE THIS SENTENCE! OR ANYTHING LIKE IT!