Presentación del tema: "Subject Pronouns Los Pronombres Sujetos Diane Brooks FL490."— Transcripción de la presentación:
Subject Pronouns Los Pronombres Sujetos Diane Brooks FL490
What are Subject Pronouns? A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. Subject pronouns are used when the pronoun is the subject of the sentence. You can remember subject pronouns easily by filling in the blank subject space for a simple sentence. Example: ______ did the job. I, you, he, she, it, we, and they all fit into the blank and are, therefore, subject pronouns.
Ok, not to alarm you, but this can get tricky because it’s different! Gasp!!! In Spanish, for anyone for whom you ought to show respect, there is a special word for ‘you’: usted. This would include people older than you and people whom you would address as “Sir,” “Ma’am,” or “Miss.”
Usted can be written as Ud. or Vd Señor, usted es un rey. Señora, ¿es usted triste? Gracias a usted, Señor Pastor.
Did you forget to teach about the subject ‘IT?” Well, yes, and no.
While Dr. Seuss had Thing One and Thing Two, in Spanish, a thing has a gender. Spanish nouns are either masculine or they are feminine. What it is, or who it is used by, does not indicate which gender the thing is.
El libro es grande. Él es grande. El vestido es morado. Él es morado. La corbata es de David. Ella es de David.
Yes, there’s more different stuff. BIG stuff. Remember that ‘you’ called ‘tú?’ There’s a PLURAL of it, too: Vosotros. Unless you’re from the U.S. South, you don’t use a plural ‘you.’ In the South, they say: “Y’all” and mean more than one of you. Now, these are your BUDDIES you’re talking to when you use vosotros.
¡Vosotros sois muy fuertes! ¿Dónde estáis vosotras?
Almost everywhere except Spain, Spanish-speaking people say “ustedes” (Uds. and Vds.) to mean both the polite form and the familiar form of ‘you’ in the plural. Yes, I’m here to tell you there is more. So, for instance, if you wanted to say “You (guys) are singing,” and you were in Mexico, you’d say “Ustedes cantan.” That could mean all the teachers are singing or all your friends are singing. Both would be “ustedes.”
You are correct if you think THINGS are either ellos or ellas. Just like the singular ‘it’ has gender, so do the plural forms. Las galletas son deliciosas. Ellas son deliciosas. Los rascacielos son muy altos. Ellos son muy altos.