Use Subject Pronoun

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Use of the subject pronoun

Although the Spanish language has a high number of personal pronouns, the subject pronouns are usually omitted from the sentence – since the endings of the verb already show clearly enough who the subject of the sentence is.

But for a certain purpose the personal pronouns are still needed, e.g:

– to stress someone

Example:

¿Has comido el pan? – Did you eat the bread?

No, él ha roto el vaso – No, he broke the glass.

– to identify someone exactly

Example

¿Quién es? – Soy yo – Who’s that? It’s me

¿Es usted la Señora Martín? – Are you Mrs. Martín?

– to distinguish between different persons

Example:

Chicas, ¿vostras vaís a salir esta noche? – Girls, are you going out tonight?

Por supuesto, nosotras vamos a salir al cine – Of course, we’ll go to the movies.

Notice:

For us, for you and for her we use the feminine form when we talk exclusively about women: nosotras, vosotras, ellas.

However, if at least one male person is present, nosotros, vosotros or ellos is used.