spanish pronouns by the Spanish Institute of Puebla

Subject Pronouns

Subject (or Personal) Pronouns

In English, there are seven subject pronouns (also called personal pronouns): I, you, he, she, it, we, they. In Spanish, however, the pronoun also agrees with the gender of its subject, giving us a greater selection from which to choose.

Singular Plural
yo (I)

nosotros (we - masculine & feminine)

nosotras (we - feminine only)

(you - familiar)

vosotros (you - familiar; masculine & feminine)

vosotras (you - familiar; feminine only)

él (he)

ella (she)

usted (you - formal)

ellos (they - masculine & feminine)

ellas (they - feminine only)

ustedes (you - formal)

The subject pronoun reveals who or what the agent or actor is in a sentence. The conjugated verb must agree with this subject. The Spanish regular verb endings are given below. Use the verb-ending chart to match with the preceding chart for subject pronouns.

-ar -er -ir
o

amos

o

emos

o

imos

as

áis

es

éis

es

ís

a

an

e

en

e

en