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Mis manos vs las manos

RodC1Kwiziq community member

Mis manos vs las manos

"Yo sumerjo mis manos en el agua." Why is it "mis manos" rather than "las manos"? Thanks.

Asked 11 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Rod

We normally use the definite article (el, la, los, las) instead of using the possessive when it's clear that it is part of our own body (as it is obvious, so we don't need to specify with my, your, her...) In this example we are using "mis" though. This is not incorrect; this would be a way of emphasising that it is "my" hands. But, as this has come up before, we'll change it to the more natural way of saying it, using "las".

Gracias y saludos

Inma

Mis manos vs las manos

"Yo sumerjo mis manos en el agua." Why is it "mis manos" rather than "las manos"? Thanks.

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