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te(
teh
)
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)
(indirect object)
a. you
Te lo dio todo.She gave you everything.
b. to you
¿Te lo doy?Shall I give it to you?
c. for you
Me gustan esas rosas. -Te las recojo, cariño.I like those roses. - I’ll pick them for you, darling.
d. from you
Estoy vendiendo mi bici. - ¿De verdad? Yo te la compro. I'm selling my bike. - Really? I'll buy it from you.
e. your
¿Te duele el brazo?Does your arm hurt?
Ponte la camisa.Put your shirt on.
2.
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)
(direct object)
a. you
Te amo con todo mi corazón. I love you with all my heart.
3.
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)
(reflexive)
a. yourself
¡Sécate! Te vas a enfermar si sales así.Dry yourself off! You'll get sick if you go out like that.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Duérmete ya, que mañana nos vamos temprano en la mañana.Go to sleep already. Tomorrow we're leaving early in the morning.
Tienes que vestirte. You need to get dressed.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
4. (letter)
a. t
"Tipo" se escribe con la te."Tipo" is spelled with the letter t.
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te
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (general)
a. you
le gustaría verteshe'd like to see you
b. (to) you
te lo diohe gave it to you, he gave you it
te tiene miedohe's afraid of you
c. yourself
¡vístete!get dressed!
2. (valor impersonal)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
si te dejas pisar, estás perdidoif you let people walk all over you, you've had it
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te
name of the letter T
te
personal pronoun
1 (como complemento directo) you
te quiero mucho I love you very much; ayer te vi en el centro I saw you in the city centre yesterday
2 (como complemento indirecto) you
te voy a dar un consejo I'm going to give you some advice; te he traído esto I've brought you this; I've brought this for you; me gustaría comprártelo para navidad I'd like to buy it for you o buy you it for Christmas; no te lo compro porque lo vendes muy caro I'm not going to buy from you because you're charging too much for it; ¿te han arreglado el ordenador? have they fixed your computer (for you)?
3 (con partes del cuerpo, ropa)
¿te duelen los pies? do your feet hurt?; ¿te has puesto el abrigo? have you put your coat on?
4 (uso enfático)
te lo comiste todo you ate it all up; se te ha caído el bolígrafo you've dropped your pen; se te ha parado el reloj your watch has stopped
5 (uso reflexivo o pronominal)
¿te has lavado? have you washed?; ¡cálmate! calm down!; ¿te levantas temprano? do you get up early?; tienes que defenderte you have to defend yourself; te vas a caer you'll fall; te equivocas you're wrong; ¿te has hecho daño? have you hurt yourself?
6 (uso impersonal)
aquí siempre te intentan timar they always try to cheat you here
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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