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"Usted" is a pronoun which is often translated as "you", and "sed" is a noun which is often translated as "thirst". Learn more about the difference between "usted" and "sed" below.
usted(
oos
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tehd
)
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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sed(
sehd
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (desire for fluids)
a. thirst
El vampiro tiene una sed de sangre mortal.Vampires have a deadly thirst for blood.
2. (desire to possess)
a. thirst
Los estudiantes tienen sed de conocimiento.Students have a thirst for knowledge.
b. yearning
El viaje no le había calmado la sed de aventuras.The trip had not calmed her yearning for adventure.
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