mío

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin meum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mío (first person singular possessive of singular masculine, of plural masculine míos, of feminine mía, of feminine plural mías)

  1. Mine.
    ¿De quién es este gran libro? Es el mío. — Whose big book is it? It's mine.

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Adjective[edit]

mío (first person singular possessive of singular masculine, of plural masculine míos, of feminine mía, of feminine plural mías)

  1. (predicative or after the noun) mine, my.
    Ese libro grande es mío. — That big book is mine.

Usage notes[edit]

When used before a noun as part of the noun phrase, the apocopate forms mi and mis are used instead of a full form of mío.

Son mis libros. — “[They] are my books.”
Son los libros míos. — “[They] are my books.” (“the books of mine”)

This pronoun is often used substantively, with the noun implied but omitted:

¿Es tu libro? Sí, es el mío. — “Is [it] your book? Yes, [it] is my [book].”

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