Usage note
This word may be capitalized.
u(
yu
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (letter)
a. la u
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The first letter in the word "Ukraine" is a u.La primera letra de la palabra "Ucrania" es una u.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(SMS language)
a. t
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I can't hear u.No t escucho.
b. te
I love u.Te quiero.
c.
What are u doing?¿Qué estás haciendo tú?
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U, u
[juː]
noun
1. U, u (f) (letter)
  • U bend sifón (m)
  • U boat submarino (m)
  • U turn (alemán)cambio (m) de sentido; (in car) giro (m) radical or de 180 grados (sentido figurado)
  • to do a U turn cambiar de sentido (in car)
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U
u
[juː]
noun
(letter) U; u (f)
U for Uncle U de Uruguay; U-shaped en forma de U
abbreviation:adjective
(Britain)
1 upper-class
2 (Cine) universal todos los públicos
abreviación
University U.
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Usage note
In Spanish, the conjunction "u" is used instead of "o" before a word beginning with "o" or "ho." This word may be capitalized.
u(
oo
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (letter)
a. u
La primera letra en el nombre de "Úrsula" es la u.The first letter in the name "Ursula" is u.
A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
2. (disjunctive)
a. or
O gorilas u osos atacaron a los exploradores. Either gorillas or bears attacked the explorers.
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u
conjunction
1. or ; ver también o
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u
U [u]
(letra) U; u
doble U (México) W; curva en U hairpin bend
u
conjunction
(used instead of "o" before o-, ho-) or
siete u ocho seven or eight
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