ustedes
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ustedes(
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tehd
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ehs
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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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usted
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (tratamiento de respeto)
a. you
ustedesyou
contesten ustedes a las preguntasplease answer the questions
de usted/ustedesyours
me gustaría hablar con ustedI'd like to talk to you
hablar o tratar de usted a alguiento address somebody as “usted”, i.e. formally
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usted
personal pronoun
1 (en singular) you polite or formal address; (polite or formal address)
esto es para usted this is for you; lo haremos sin usted we'll do it without you; —muchas gracias —a usted "thank you very much" — "thank you"; el coche de usted your car; mi coche y el de usted my car and yours; hablar o llamar o tratar de usted a algn to use the "usted" form with sb; address sb using the "usted" form; no me hables de usted, que no soy tan vieja you needn't use the "usted" form with me — I'm not that old
2
ustedes you polite or formal address in most of Spain and replaces vosotros in Latin America; (polite or formal address in most of Spain and replaces vosotros in Latin America) gracias a todos ustedes podremos pagarlo thanks to all of you we shall be able to pay it; pasen ustedes, por favor please come in; a ver, niños ¿ustedes qué quieren para cenar? especialmente (Latinoamérica) right, what do you children want for tea?
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