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Using ser (not estar) + de to indicate ownership

One of the uses of ser (not estar) is to express ownership, who something belongs to. Have a look and listen to these examples:

Estas medallas eran de mi abuelo.
These medals were my grandfather's.

No es tu problema. Es el problema de Andrés.
It is not your problem. It is Andrés' problem.

La mansión será de nuestros hijos en el futuro.
The mansion will be our children's in the future.

[Something] ser (conjugated)de + [someone]

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La mansión será de nuestros hijos en el futuro.
The mansion will be our children's in the future.


Estas medallas eran de mi abuelo.
These medals were my grandfather's.


No es tu problema. Es el problema de Andrés.
It is not your problem. It is Andrés' problem.


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