ye
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Usage note
The use of "vosotros" in 1) is considered old-fashioned in Latin America. The archaic spelling of the article "ye" in 3) was the result of a typographical convention; the article was pronounced "the," as in modern times.
ye(
yeh
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(subject)
a. vosotros (masculine)
Only join us on this journey ye who be men of great valor.Que solo nos acompañen en esta travesía vosotros que seáis hombres de gran valentía.
b. vosotras (feminine)
Today I read an old Bible verse that says "Rise up, ye women who are at ease."Hoy leí un antiguo verso de la Biblia que dice "Levantaos, vosotras mujeres indolentes".
2. (subject) (United Kingdom)
a.
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)
Ye don't know what it's like to have to work to support a family.Tú no sabes como es tener que trabajar para sostener una familia.
b. usted
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Would ye kindly bring us a couple of bowls of the mutton stew?¿Tendría usted la bondad de traernos un par de tazones del guiso de carnero?
c. ustedes (plural)
Ye have to stay here at home, but I'll back in an an hour.Ustedes tienen que quedarse aquí, pero ya vuelvo en una hora.
d. vosotros
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)
(plural)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Do ye fancy coming to the pub for a pint with me, lads?¿Queréis vosotros acompañarme al pub para una jarra, chicos?
e. vosotras
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)
(feminine plural)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Ladies, ye can put your luggage here.Señoras, vosotras podéis guardar vuestro equipaje aquí.
A definite article is a word that identifies a noun as as specific or known to the speaker (e.g. the girl).
3.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(typography)
a. el (masculine singular)
Where in the village are you staying? -We're at Ye Olde Inne.¿Dónde se alojan en el pueblo? - Estamos en El Viejo Mesón.
b. la (feminine singular)
They decided to pop into Ye Olde Tavern for a pint.Decidieron pasar por La Vieja Taverna por una cerveza.
c. los (masculine plural)
I'm looking for a restaurant called "Ye Kings of England."Estoy buscando un restaurante que se llama "Los Reyes de Inglaterra".
d. las (feminine plural)
Where can I find the bar "Ye Merry Ladies"?¿Dónde se encuentra el bar "Las Damas Alegres"?
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ye
[jiː]
pronoun
1. → you
definite article
2. → the
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
ye [jiː]
pronoun
vosotros; vosotras
definite article
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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