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"Ud." is an abbreviation which is often translated as "you", and "el" is a definite article which is often translated as "the". Learn more about the difference between "Ud." and "el" below.
Ud.(
ood
)
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person singular)
a. you
Si Ud. tiene cualquier pregunta, por favor, no dude en contactarse conmigo.If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.
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el(
ehl
)
A definite article is a word that identifies a noun as as specific or known to the speaker (e.g. the girl).
1. (general)
a. the
El gato está en el tejado.The cat is on the roof.
El teléfono estaba encima de la mesa.The telephone was on top of the table.
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