Subject Pronouns

By: Ethan and Tim

What is a Pronoun?

The subject of a sentence states who or what is doing the action.

Cynthia come galletas - Cynthia eats cookies.

Daniel ve la tele - Daniel watches TV.

A pronoun is a word that replaces a person’s name, so a “subject pronoun” is a pronoun that replaces the name in the subject of a sentence.

Ella come galletas - She eats cookies.

Él ve la tele - He watches TV.

Pronouns

These are all of the subject pronouns in Spanish:

yo - I

nosotros - we (males nosotros, female nosotras)

tú - you (informal)

vosotros - you guys (informal) (male vosotros, female vosotras)

usted (Ud.) - you (formal)

ustedes (Uds.) you guys (formal)

él - he

ella - she

ellos - they (male ellos, female ellas)

For ellos, nosotros, vosotros, all the people have to be girls to change it to feminine.

Common Mistakes

1. Most people get tu and usted mixed up because they are both you but one is formal and one is informal

2.Not putting the accent mark on el

3.Forgetting to chance nosotros to nosotras if it is feminine

Examples


Yo soy un buen estudiante/I am a good student

Tu eres malo a juegas deportes /You are bad at sports

El tiene buen cabello/He has nice hair

Ella usa el computadora/She uses the conputer

Usted va a la playa/They go to the beach

Nosotros/Nosotras jugamos basquetbol/We play basketball

Ellos corren en la parque/They (all boys) run in the park

Ellas van al centro comercial/They(all girls) go to the mall

Ustedes esperan/You guys wait up

Quiz

1. Write the translations of I, you (formal), and we


2. We go to the gym


3. He eats green grapes


4. You (informal) are not funny.


5. They ski down the mountains. (down - abajo)