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Possesive Pronouns and Adjectives[edit]

Masculine Singular Feminine Singular Masculine Plural Feminine Plural
eu o meu a minha os meus as minhas
tu o teu a tua os teus as tuas
ele/ela/você o seu a sua os seus as suas
nós o nosso a nossa os nossos as nossas
vós o vosso a vossa os vossos as vossas
eles/elas/vocês o seu a sua os seus as suas

Gender[edit]

The gender in these words is of the object possessed, not the possesor (as in English). For example

Ele vai para a sua casa - He goes to his house.

Even though 'ele' is masculine, we use the feminine 'a sua' because 'casa' is feminine.

Confusion[edit]

Unfortunately, confusion can arise with the forms seu, sua, seus and suas. This is because they can mean his, her, your and their. We therefore use the following forms frequently.

a casa dele his house
a casa dela her house
a casa deles their (m) house
a casa delas their (f) house

Note: The gender of these words refers, unlike the words above, to the possesor, not the object(s) possessed.