Pronouns in Spanish


What is a Pronoun?

A pronoun is a word you use instead of a noun when you do not need or want to name someone or something directly, or when you want to avoid repetition, for example, “it”, “you”, or “none”.

Spanish boasts a rich variety of pronouns, each with a specific job. Here is the list of pronouns in Spanish. You can click on each pronoun category to go to the page where you can master it in detail.

  • Personal Pronouns: These familiar faces like “yo” (I), “tú” (you), “él” (he), “ella” (she), and “ellos/ellas” (they) act as representatives for people or things you’re talking about. They can be either subject pronouns (doing the action) or object pronouns (receiving the action).
  • Possessive Pronouns: Pronouns like “mío/mía” (mine) and “tuyo/tuya” (yours) make ownership clear. They tell everyone who something belongs to.
  • Indefinite Pronouns: Need to refer to someone or something vaguely? Indefinite pronouns are on the case! Words like “alguien” (someone), “algo” (something), and “nadie” (nobody) handle these situations perfectly.
  • Relative Pronouns: These connectors, like “que” (that), “quien” (who), and “cual” (which), act like bridges, connecting two parts of a sentence seamlessly.
  • Interrogative Pronouns: When a question pops into your head, interrogative pronouns like “¿quién?” (who?), “¿qué?” (what?), and “¿cuál?” (which?) come to the forefront, prompting you to seek information.
  • Demonstrative Pronouns: Sometimes, you need to be specific. Demonstrative pronouns like “este/esta” (this), “ese/esa” (that), and “aquel/aquella” (that one over there) help you pinpoint exactly who or what you’re referring to.
  • Reflexive Pronouns: These are a special type of object pronoun, like “me” (myself), “te” (yourself), and “se” (himself/herself/itself). They emphasize that the action of the verb circles back to the subject.