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"U" is a noun which is often translated as "la u", and "ya" is a pronoun which is often translated as "tú". Learn more about the difference between "u" and "ya" below.
u(
yu
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (letter)
a. la u
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The first letter in the word "Ukraine" is a u.La primera letra de la palabra "Ucrania" es una u.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(SMS language)
a. t
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I can't hear u.No t escucho.
b. te
I love u.Te quiero.
c.
What are u doing?¿Qué estás haciendo tú?
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ya
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(subject; used to address one person)
a.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Are ya going to school today, or are ya feeling sick?¿Tú vas a la escuela hoy, o te sientes enfermo?
b. usted
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Ya know that you're my favorite boss, right?Usted sabe que es mi jefe favorito, ¿verdad?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(object; used to address one person)
a. te
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
I want to help ya with your homework.Quiero ayudarte con tu tarea.
b. lo
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular, masculine)
It's a pleasure to see ya, sir.Es un placer verlo, señor.
c. la
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular, feminine)
I'll have my secretary call ya.Diré a mi secretaria que la llame.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(subject; used to address multiple peopñe)
a. ustedes (plural)
Are ya going to go out and play, kids? The weather is beautiful!¿Ustedes van a salir a jugar, chicos? El clima está hermoso!
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(object; used to address multiple people)
a. los (plural, masculine or mixed gender)
Painting a house seems like a lot of work for two people. My family and I will help ya!Pintar una casa parece ser mucho trabajo para dos personas. ¡Mi familia y yo los ayudaremos!
b. las (plural, feminine)
Oh, girls, it makes me happy to see ya happy.Oh, chicas, me alegra verlas felices.
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