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"Usted" is a pronoun which is often translated as "you", and "nada" is a pronoun which is often translated as "nothing". Learn more about the difference between "usted" and "nada" below.
usted(
oos
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tehd
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A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
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
¿Me permite usted que le sujete la puerta?May I hold the door for you?
ustedes
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (second person plural)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. you
¿Ustedes van a venir a la boda también?Are you coming to the wedding as well?
3.
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 plural)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. you
Ustedes pueden dejar sus chaquetas en el vestuario y seguirme al comedor.You may leave your jackets in the coatroom and follow me to the dining room.
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nada(
nah
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dah
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (zero)
a. nothing
No hay nada en la nevera.There is nothing in the refrigerator.
b. anything (with negative English verbs)
No sabemos nada de él.We do not know anything about him.
c. none
Déjame decirte que nada de esto te va a salvar.Let me tell you that none of this will save you.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (by no means)
a. at all
Personalmente, no lo aguanto nada; su voz molesta.I personally can't stand him at all; his voice is annoying.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
3. (nothingness)
a. nowhere
¡Ese carro vino de la nada!That car came out of nowhere!
b. void
La nave espacial se dirigió poco a poco hacia la nada.The spaceship slowly approached the void.
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