I encourage you
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I encourage you(
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kuh
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yu
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to address one person)
a. te animo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
I believe you can be a successful musician, but I encourage you to go to college. It's important to have a plan B.Yo creo que tú puedes ser un músico exitoso, pero te animo a ir a la universidad. Es importante tener un plan B.
b. lo animo
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular, masculine)
I encourage you, as CEO of this company, to think about what is best for your employees.Lo animo, como director ejecutivo de esta compañía, a pensar en lo que sea mejor para sus empleados.
c. la animo
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular, feminine)
Ma'am, I encourage you to talk to a counselor about your marital problems.Señora, la animo a hablar con un consejero concerniente a sus problemas matrimoniales.
2. (used to address multiple people)
a. los animo (plural, masculine or mixed gender)
Class, I encourage you to start reading your novel now instead of waiting until the end of the semester.Clase, los animo a comenzar a leer sus novelas ahora en lugar de esperar hasta el fin del semestre.
b. las animo (plural, feminine)
Girls, I encourage you to get to know a boy before going out with him.Chicas, las animo a llegar a conocer a un chico antes de salir con él.
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