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"Ustedes" is a pronoun which is often translated as "you", and "qué" is a pronoun which is often translated as "what". Learn more about the difference between "ustedes" and "qué" below.
ustedes(
oos
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tehd
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ehs
)
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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qué(
keh
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (interrogative)
a. what
¿Qué estás haciendo?What are you doing?
2. (exclamatory)
a. what
¿Sabías que Tina y Héctor se dejaron? - ¡Qué va!Did you know that Tina and Hector broke up? - Wait, what!
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (exclamatory)
a. how
¿Puedes creer qué genial es esta serie?Can you believe how amazing this series is?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (interrogative)
a. what
¿Qué hora es?What time is it?
5. (exclamatory)
a. what
¡Qué piernas tan largas tienes!What long legs you have!
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