Usted in English | Spanish to English Translation
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usted
pronoun
1. (second person singular formal)
a. you
¿Me permite usted que le sujete la puerta?May I hold the door for you?
usted
personal pronoun
1. you (tratamiento de respeto) (plural)
  • ustedes you
  • contesten ustedes a las preguntas please answer the questions
  • de usted/ustedes yours
  • me gustaría hablar con usted I'd like to talk to you
  • hablar o tratar de usted a alguien = to address somebody as “usted”, i.e. formally
usted
personal pronoun
1 (en singular) you polite or formal address; (polite or formal address)
esto es para usted this is for you; lo haremos sin usted we'll do it without you; —muchas gracias —a usted "thank you very much" — "thank you"; el coche de usted your car; mi coche y el de usted my car and yours; hablar o llamar o tratar de usted a algn to use the "usted" form with sb; address sb using the "usted" form; no me hables de usted, que no soy tan vieja you needn't use the "usted" form with me — I'm not that old
2
ustedes you polite or formal address in most of Spain and replaces vosotros in Latin America; (polite or formal address in most of Spain and replaces vosotros in Latin America) gracias a todos ustedes podremos pagarlo thanks to all of you we shall be able to pay it; pasen ustedes, por favor please come in; a ver, niños ¿ustedes qué quieren para cenar? especialmente (Latinoamérica) right, what do you children want for tea?
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