In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(belonging to one person)tuyotuyatuyostuyassuyosuyasuyossuyasis this yours? — ¿esto es tuyo/suyo?
- yours is here — el tuyo/la tuya/el suyo/la suya está aquí
- that habit of yours — esa costumbre tuya
- a friend of yours — un amigo tuyo/suyo
- Aren't you curious to see how a child of yours will turn out?
- Are they the roles you want to continue playing or is that a deliberate choice of yours to put out that image to get roles for those sort of films?
- Give her all the stuff out of your apartment that belongs to her and get all of yours out of hers if you can.
- That oh-so active imagination of yours could land you in some hot water.
- Because he's talking about a younger brother of yours and a connection with him.
- Remember this - If you see someone without a smile then give them one of yours!
- Is that a concern of yours?
- Time to let that inner child of yours out from the basement.
- So, take off your shirt, loosen the belt and evaluate that tummy of yours.
- And I can see they're really triggering that overstimulated brain of yours.
- For those freakish friends of yours without e-mail, follow up with a printed invite.
- Well, I will pray for you and that your heart will continue to be happy in this first new chair of yours.
- You simply didn't have a choice but to sit down with a friend of yours.
- That hasn't happened in my case, and I know it hasn't happened in the case of yours.
- What is going to be your new approach and style in this new venture of yours?
- I remember talking to a former playing colleague of yours at Preston, right-winger Les Campbell.
- A popular saying mentions that the one who gives you a piece of bread in times of hunger, this one is a real brother or friend of yours.
- I guess I have to be a sexist to accept that statement of yours.
- Thus armed with a powerful mandate, I want to talk to you about this novel of yours.
- They would always start by saying, I have a son who is a big fan of yours, Mr. Jackson.
2(belonging to more than one person)suyosuyasuyossuyassuyo Latin Americasuya Latin Americavuestro Spainvuestra Spainsuyos Latin Americasuyas Latin Americavuestros Spainvuestras Spainyours are here, children — los suyos / los de ustedes están aquí, niños Latin America
- is he a friend of yours? — ¿es amigo de ustedes / suyo?
3(in letters)yours of the 20th August — su carta / la suya del 20 de agosto
- yours, Daniel — un abrazo, Daniel
The three translations of yours reflect the gender and number of the noun they are standing for; yours is translated by tuyo, tuya, tuyos, tuyas, suyo, suya, suyos, suyas, vuestro, vuestra, vuestros, vuestras, depending on the meaning being translated, and what is being referred to.
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