Tu vs Usted

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When do I use tu as opposed to usted. "Estoy" as opposed to "Yo soy"

Some say "camion de color amarilo"
others "camion amarillo"

Cualquier ayuda es muy apreciada

Saludos

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updated JUN 17, 2009
posted by krc

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hi kr, have a look at this on ser y estar:

http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/search_results/7676aa79d12f86d2de691caa9c07eee8/

And this on tú y usted

http://my.spanishdict.com/forum/search_results/de50b50a873e770c4a30c657b4ed7f08/

this is the result of a forum search, have a look before posting a new thread.

updated JUN 17, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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The word "tu" is unstressed, and it means "your". The stressed "tú", written with accent means "you", and "usted" is a politer "you", although it changes a bit in some countries. Regarding "soy" and "estoy", we get this same question several times a week, so do a search and read some old posts first, please; I already answered this question just a few hours ago.

'Camion de color amarilo? mean the same 'camion amarillo', but the first one is a bit like "yellow coloured lorry", and the second one simply "yellow lorry". This distinction is only necessary when we need to differentiate between the name of something and its colour. For example, "una ballena azul" is a blue whale, even if its colour is not exactly blue, but "una ballena de color azul" is a whale whose external colour is blue, even.

updated JUN 17, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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Use the search option to find out about tu and usted, for sure there are a thread about it.

"el camión de color amarillo" is just to emphasize on "camión amarillo"

updated JUN 17, 2009
posted by AntMexico