When is "te" used vs. "tu?"
when is te used as you vs tu
Tú is the singular second person pronoun used as a subject or el sustantivo
- You are speaking = Tú hablas
Te is a direct object pronoun, indirect object pronoun, or reflexive pronoun when it used in conjunction with the verb
- I am speaking to you = Yo te hablo (direct object pronoun)
I give the book to you = Yo te doy el libro (indirect object pronoun)
- You bathe yourself = Tú te bañas (reflexive pronoun)
Tu is possesive personal pronoun
- This is your book = Este es tu libro
"Te" is generally used as a direct or indirect object pronoun.
I love you.
Te dio el dinero.
He gave you the money.
"Tú" (with accent) is a subject pronoun.
Tú eres muy bonita.
You are very pretty.
Tú me pegaste.
You hit me.
"Tu" (without accent) is a possessive adjective.
¿Es esta tu camisa?
Is this your shirt?
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