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Old March 16, 2015, 09:27 PM
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¿Por qué no pronombres posesivos?

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¡No te olvides el pasaporte! Don't forget your passport!
Me olvidé la cartera. I forgot my wallet.
Deben ser "su/tu pasaporte" y "mi cartera"?

A mí éste parece mejor.
He olvidado mi paraguas en la oficina. I have forgotten my umbrella at the office.

Como siempre muchas gracias por su ayuda.
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Old March 16, 2015, 09:43 PM
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When ownership is obvious, as in your sentences, the definite article is used instead of the possessive adjective (possessive pronouns are different than possessive adjectives).
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I agree with Rusty. That kind of construction is pleonastic in Spanish, even if it's sometimes used in colloquial speech. You can see a discussion on this here.
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Gracias Rusty. Hay una leccion muy buena en http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/posspro.htm

¿Mientras está aquí, son iguales estas 2 oraciones? Sé que el adjetivo por lo general va después del sustantivo pero 2 de los 3 las traducciones automáticas en SpanishDict tenían "muy buena" antes "lección".
Hay una muy buena lección sobre esto en....
Hay una lección muy buena sobre esto en....

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Both constructions are equally valid and common in this case.
Where we place adjectives like "bueno", "nuevo", "malo", etc., is sometimes a matter of emphasis, but most of the time it's rather a matter of euphony. Placing the adjective before the noun normally makes an emphasis on the quality, but I think here it just sounds a little better before the noun.
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Gracias Angelica, ahora yo sé el signifícado de pleonastic Día a día aprendo más español y a veces otras cosas interesantes.
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