Haley asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 8 years ago

What is the difference between "mi ___" and "___ mio" in Spanish?

For example:

"Ay dios mio."

"Yo amo mi madre."

What is the difference between mio and mi? Is one of them correct in certain situations? Can they be used interchangeably?

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  • granny
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
    Best Answer

    Mi= my

    Mi mama es rubia.

    My mom is blonde.

    Mio= mine/male

    Este carrO en mio.

    This car is mine.

    Mia= mine/female

    Esta casA es mia.

    This house is mine.

  • 3 years ago

    Mio Spanish

  • Yami
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    They both show possesion, but mio is mostly used at the end of the sencentes and mi when is in the middle or there is another word after it.

    You could say: Ay mi Dios

    But you cannot say Yo amo a Mia madre

  • 8 years ago

    Both usually mean-my.Mi is used before a noun and mio after a noun.Es mio means it is mine.

    Compare; mi amigo,amigo mio,mi amiga, amiga mia.In your sentence Yo amo mi madre(better Amo a mi madre) you would not say Amo a madre mia.

    Source(s): abuelito.
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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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    What is the difference between "mi ___" and "___ mio" in Spanish?

    For example:

    "Ay dios mio."

    "Yo amo mi madre."

    What is the difference between mio and mi? Is one of them correct in certain situations? Can they be used interchangeably?

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  • 8 years ago

    "Mio" is possesive, its normally a pronoun! It means: "mine". In the example above its used as my though, which would be a special case because it means: "oh my God". Normally it is used to say something belongs to you, as in: "Eso es mio" which means "That is mine".

    "Mi" is possesive as well, its "my" but its more like an adjetive. Like: "mi casa" would be "my house" and in your example: "yo amo mi madre" (I love my mother), it's used to be a possesive adjetive for the subject which would be 'madre' (mother).

    Hope you understand! Any other questions just ask :)

    Source(s): Native spanish speaker
  • 8 years ago

    Mio something that belongs to you. mi is you or a part of you. mi cara= my face. mi carro my carr.

    Who's that car? it is mine = es mio.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Mi = my.

    Mio = mine.

    "oh god of mine" (literal translation). But it actually means "oh my god"

    vs.

    "I love my mom"

    Further examples-

    Es mi libro = Its my book

    vs.

    Es mio = its mine

    Source(s): 8 years of Spanish
  • 4 years ago

    Yes, they both do mean "me" in English. Mi is used for words that don't end in s ( if they do you use "mis"). For example mi- Mi zapato. (My shoe) mis- Mis zapatos. (My shoes).

  • NVF
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    "mío" is used after adjectives, and "mi" is used before.

    "mío" is used sometimes to show respect to the noun, such as in the expression "Ay dios mío" (Oh my god).

    "mío" is also used just as the English "of mine".

    e.g.

    A friend of mine - Un amigo mío

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