Grammar Tip of the Week – 10/07/13

My Language Bubble

Wednesday – Mi casa es su casa.
Literally translated, this means “my house is YOUR house”…but when it’s used in conversation, the intent is more like “make yourself at home!”.  It’s a polite gesture, said to people visiting, to let them know they’re welcome.  Interestingly enough though, grammatically, the “su” includes HIS house, HER house, THEIR house, Y’ALL’S  house – cuz SU means all those things too – pretty much everyone’s house besides your own and whoever you’re already sharing it with.  No wonder why everyone’s always there!   Ja Ja Ja!!!

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