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"Ustedes" is a pronoun which is often translated as "you", and "cepillarse" is a reflexive verb which is often translated as "to brush". Learn more about the difference between "ustedes" and "cepillarse" below.
ustedes(
oos
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tehd
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ehs
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A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (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?
2.
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.
usted
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
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 singular)
a. you
¿Me permite usted que le sujete la puerta?May I hold the door for you?
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cepillarse(
seh
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pee
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yahr
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seh
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A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (to clean one's teeth with a brush)
a. to brush
Hay que cepillarse los dientes tres veces al día.You should brush your teeth three times a day.
2. (to arrange one's hair with a brush)
a. to brush
Ella gasta 10 minutos cepillándose el pelo.She spends 10 minutes brushing her hair.
cepillar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to clean off an object)
a. to brush
Cepilla las botas después de entrar de la nieve.Brush off your boots after coming in from the snow.
b. to clean
Siempre tengo que cepillar la pelusa de este abrigo.I always have to clean off the lint from this coat.
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