TU
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TU(
ti
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yu
)
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (trade union) (United Kingdom)
a. el sindicato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The TU ensures that we have good wages.El sindicato garantiza que tengamos buenos sueldos.
b. el gremio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The TU is negotiating with the head of the company.El gremio está negociando con el director de la compañía.
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(
too
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A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1.
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)
(second person singular)
a. you
Yo, como tú, tengo que trabajar mañana.I, like you, have to work tomorrow.
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personal pronoun
Usually omitted in Spanish except for emphasis or contrast.
1. you
  • tú te llamas Sara your name is Sara
  • es más alta que tú she's taller than you
  • hablar o tratar de tú a alguien = to address somebody as “tú”, i.e. informally
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personal pronoun
1 you
cuando tú quieras whenever you like; que esto quede entre tú y yo this is between you and me; ¿yo, gordo? ¿y tú qué? fat? me? what about you?; llegamos antes que tú we arrived before you (did); es mucho más alto que tú he is much taller than you (are)
Señor, tú eres mi salvador
en el partido se mantuvo el tú a tú the game was between equals; the game was an equal struggle; hablar o llamar o tratar a algn de tú to use the "tú" form of address; nos tratamos de tú we address each other as "tú"; háblame de tú, que ahora somos familia you can address me as "tú", we're family now
si lo desea, me puede llamar de [tú]
2 (uso vocativo)
¡tú! ven aquí you! come here; ¡oye tú, que me voy a tener que enfadar! listen, you, I'm going to have to get cross!; ¡tú cállate! shut up, you!
tú, tú y tú pasad adentro
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