See also: mio, Mio, mió, mio-, mi'o, and Mio.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin meum.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

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

  1. Mine
    ¿De quién son estos libros? — Son míos. Los tuyos están en la mesa.
    Whose books are these? — They're mine. Yours are on the table.

Usage notesEdit

Typically preceded by a definite article (el mío, la mía, los míos, las mías) unless referring to clothing, body parts, or functioning as the copulative attribute of the verb ser, as in the above example. In these cases the use of the definite article indicates emphasis.

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AdjectiveEdit

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.
    No es lo mío.It's not my thing.

Usage notesEdit

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