Subject Pronouns

Pronombres Personales Subjetivos

Introduction Introducción
Also called personal pronouns, Spanish subject pronouns tell you who is doing the action of a sentence.

They are especially important in Spanish because the conjugation of verbs changes depending on the subject.

In English, subject pronouns are words such as "you", "we" and "it".

Spanish, however, is slightly more complicated because it uses gender and formality. For example "you" can translate as (informal) and usted (formal), and "we" can translate as nosotros (masculine and neutral) and nosotras (feminine).

Simplifying it somewhat though, Spanish has no subject pronoun for "it", which is generally implied in the sentence.

In fact, subject pronouns in general are often implied by the verb form and can be dropped from the sentence. For instance, instead of saying tú eres amable (you are friendly), you can simply eres amable, as eres implies .
Singular First-person
Play yo
I
Second-person
Play
you informal
Third-person
Play usted
you formal
Play él
he
Play ella
she
Plural First-person
Play nosotros
we masculine
Play nosotras
we feminine
Second-person
Play vosotros
you all masculine informal Spain
Play vosotras
you all Spain
Third-person
Play ustedes
you all formal
Play ellos
they masculine
Play ellas
they feminine
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