you must be

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you must be(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (you need to be; used to indicate a permanent quality)
a. debes ser
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)
You must be tall to be a catwalk model.Debes ser alta para ser modelo de pasarela.
b. tienes que ser
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)
To learn how to play an instrument, you must be disciplined.Para aprender a tocar un instrumento, tienes que ser disciplinado.
c. debe ser
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
You must be a US citizen to apply for this post.Debe ser ciudadano estadounidense para solicitar este puesto.
d. tiene que ser
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
You must be a qualified nurse to join the team.Tiene que ser enfermero cualificado para unirse al equipo.
2. (you need to be; used to indicate a temporary state)
a. debes estar
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)
You must be prepared to put in the effort if you want to get good grades.Debes estar dispuesto a esforzarte si quieres conseguir buenas notas.
b. tienes que estar
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)
You must be here at 6 o'clock.Tienes que estar aquí para las 6.
c. debe estar
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
You must be ready to travel at short notice.Debe estar preparada para viajar a corto plazo.
d. tiene que estar
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
You'll have a flexible schedule, so you must be available to work on weekends.Su horario será flexible, de modo que tiene que estar disponible para trabajar los fines de semana.
3. (I suppose you are; used to indicate a permanent quality)
a. debes de ser
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)
You must be very self-confident to speak in front of that crowd.Debes de ser muy valiente para hablar delante de ese público.
b. tienes que ser
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)
You must be strong to cope with a situation like that.Tienes que ser fuerte para hacer frente a una situación así.
c. debes ser
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)
Oh, you must be Anthony's girlfriend! Nice to meet you!Ah, debes ser la novia de Anthony. ¡Mucho gusto!
d. debe de ser
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
You must be very brave to take on that role.Debe de ser muy valiente para aceptar ese papel.
e. tiene que ser
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
You must be very dedicated to your job to work such long hours.Tiene que ser muy dedicado a su trabajo para trabajar tantas horas.
f. debe ser
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
You must be Peter's mother; you look exactly like him!Debe ser la madre de Peter. ¡Es idéntica a él!
4. (I suppose you are; used to indicate a temporary state)
a. debes de estar
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)
You must be exhausted after such a long journey.Debes de estar agotada después de un viaje tan largo.
b. tienes que estar
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)
You must be happy to be back home.Tienes que estar feliz de estar de vuelta en casa.
c. debes estar
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)
You must be exhausted after that training session.Debes estar agotado después de ese entrenamiento.
d. debe de estar
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
You must be delighted with the news.Debe de estar encantada con la noticia.
e. tiene que estar
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
You must be relieved with the verdict.Tiene que estar aliviado con el veredicto.
f. debe estar
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
After so many days alone in the middle of the jungle, you must be willing to speak to a human being.Después de tantos días sola en medio de la selva, debe estar deseando hablar con un ser humano.
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