Unit 2: Basics

2.5 Possession

Ownership or possession is expressed by the verb ser + de + owner. You will never see an apostrophe + s in Spanish.

El libro es de Jorge. The book is George’s.
Los libros son de las chicas. The books are the girls’.
Cien años de soledad es una de las novelas de García Márquez. One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of García Márquez’s novels.

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