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"Ustedes" is a pronoun which is often translated as "you", and "practicar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to practice". Learn more about the difference between "ustedes" and "practicar" 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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practicar(
prahk
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tee
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kahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to train)
a. to practice
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Pasé tres horas practicando piano.I spent three hours practicing piano.
b. to practise (United Kingdom)
Hay que practicar mucho para mejorar cualquier destreza.You need to practise a lot in order to improve any skill.
2. (sports)
a. to play
Practicar tenis es un ejercicio estupendo para el cuerpo entero.Playing tennis is a great workout for the entire body.
3. (medicine)
a. to perform
Puede que sea preciso practicar un transplante para salvarlo.It may be necessary to perform a transplant to save him.
4. (religious)
a. to practice
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Nació católico, pero ahora practica el budismo.He was born a Catholic, but now he practices Buddhism.
b. to practise (United Kingdom)
¿Practicas el anglicanismo, Nigel?Do you practise Anglicanism, Nigel?
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