Pronouns are words that replace nouns:
- John is replaced by the pronoun "he" = él
- Mary is replaced by she = ella
- John and Mary are replaced by they = ellos or ellas - ellos if it is boys and boys and girls;ellas if it is only girls
- John and I are replaced by we = nosotros or nosotras
- John and you are replaced by you all = vosotros or vosotras in Spain or ustedes in the other Spanish-speaking countries.
Monica, ¿de dónde eres? = Monica, where are you from?
This question is directed at Monica, as can be seen by the comma after her name, and the use of "you" in the question.
Monica is replaced with the pronoun you. or tú.
If we were talking about Monica, then she would be replaced by the pronoun she. and the question would look like this:
¿De dónde es Monica? = Where is Monica from?
In this case Monica would be replaced by she = ella.
The verb ser = to be
Yo soy = I am Nosotros somos = We are
You are = Tú eres (i person familiar) Vosotros sois = You all are (only
used in Spain)
He is = Él es Ellos son = They are (boys only or
boys and girls)
She is = Ella es Ellas = They (only girls)
You are = Usted es 9I person formal) Ustedes son = You all are (many
people formal in Spain;many people
both familiar and formal in other