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How to say "your" (plural)

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I know that your is tu but what about "your" in plural?

In addition, I will like to clarify whether "our" is "nos"

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updated SEP 28, 2008
posted by choppinoffballs

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steve said:

Being from the south originally myself, I have to say that yall is something I gave up grudgingly when I left the "confederacy". People look at you like your hopeless if you say it, but it clarifies so much, so logically. I know this is off topic, but it's something I have always felt strongly about.

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lazarus1907 said:

I don't quite understand the question. It is English the language that actually doesn't have plural forms for "you" and your", not Spanish!

We also have "y'all" and "y'all's" (not sure about the use of two apostrophes; it more often said than written). At least, in the dialects of the Confederate states.

What I would like to know is why we ever lost the ye/thee you/thou distinction in English. It was easy to construct, and made things much simpler.

updated SEP 28, 2008
posted by Natasha
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Being from the south originally myself, I have to say that yall is something I gave up grudgingly when I left the "confederacy". People look at you like your hopeless if you say it, but it clarifies so much, so logically. I know this is off topic, but it's something I have always felt strongly about.

samdie said:

lazarus1907 said:

I don't quite understand the question. It is English the language that actually doesn't have plural forms for "you" and your", not Spanish!

We also have "y'all" and "y'all's" (not sure about the use of two apostrophes; it more often said than written). At least, in the dialects of the Confederate states.

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updated SEP 28, 2008
posted by The-Steve
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lazarus1907 said:

I don't quite understand the question. It is English the language that actually doesn't have plural forms for "you" and your", not Spanish!


We also have "y'all" and "y'all's" (not sure about the use of two apostrophes; it more often said than written). At least, in the dialects of the Confederate states.

updated SEP 28, 2008
posted by samdie
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I don't quite understand the question. It is English the language that actually doesn't have plural forms for "you" and your", not Spanish!

updated SEP 28, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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all the info you have been given regards this is spot on , just to clarify the ' nos '
Nos is 1st person plural reflexive. i.e.

We wash ourselves
Nos lavamos

so : Nos preguntamos
We ask ourselves

but
Te preguntamos
We ask you

Nos preguntaron
They asked us
but

les preguntamos
We ask them

The other reflexives are
Yo = Me ( Me pregunto - I ask myself , me preguntan - they ask me .. etc )
Tu = Te ( Te pregunto - I ask you )
El / Ella = Se ( Se pregunta = he / she asks herself , also used as- One asks oneself )
We = Nos ( as above )
You ( ,informal , Plural) Os ( Os pregunto - I ask you ( all )
They = Les/ Las ( les pregunto = I ask them )

hope this helps

updated SEP 28, 2008
posted by Gerard
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You in singular means "Tu" but in plural means "ustedes"

For example: You are my friend -> Tu eres mi amigo /amiga
You are my friends -> Ustedes son mis amigos /amigas

"our" doesn't mean "nos" it means "nuestro" or "nuestros" male gender and "nuestra or nuestras" female gender and it can be singular or plural.

For example: He is our friend -> El es nuestro amigo /amiga
They are our friends -> Ellos son nuestros amigos/ amigas

I hope this can help you in addition to the information Natasha gave you.

updated SEP 28, 2008
posted by Loreto
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Thanks for your help! I understand it now. =)

Natasha said:

I know that your is tu but what about "your" in plural'The pronoun can be plural, and it also has to be in agreement with the noun (which may be plural). You have these possibilities:tu mesatus mesassu mesasus mesasvuestro cochevuestros cochesvuestra mesavuestras mesasIn addition, I will like to clarify whether "our" is "nos"It should be nuestro (-os, -a, -as)

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updated SEP 28, 2008
posted by choppinoffballs
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I know that your is tu but what about "your" in plural'

The pronoun can be plural, and it also has to be in agreement with the noun (which may be plural). You have these possibilities:

tu mesa
tus mesas
su mesa
sus mesas
vuestro coche
vuestros coches
vuestra mesa
vuestras mesas

In addition, I will like to clarify whether "our" is "nos"

It should be nuestro (-os, -a, -as)

updated SEP 23, 2008
posted by Natasha
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