Using De. In English when we want to indicate that something belongs to someone we add an apostrophe and an "s" to their name. For example: Susana's book.
Since you can't use an apostrophe with the letter 's' in Spanish to show possession, you have to use the second construction from above, using the word de.
Possession with De - Spanish Lesson. senorbelles Up next. Using DE with possessed objects in Spanish. A literal translation of the Spanish would be to say: The book is of Maria, and in English it is understood as Maria's book. Make sure you know the following definitions:. El carro es de mi amigo. Use the following list to help you remember what you can use de to. El libro de Paco[Paco's book].