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Hola! I am very new to this so forgive the simple question red face

I see the question,

Tienes zapatos? and also Tiene usted zapatos?

Both were asked to single individuals. Is the difference formality?

Tienes zapatos to someone very familiar

Tiene usted zapatos? to someone more formally?


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You guessed it. Tienes is the tú form which is informal. The second example used tiene, which as you can see is the usted form, used for people you would like to show respect to.

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Gracias Nicole!

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Thanks for the information! @Nicole-B

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