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Published on October 15, 2008

Author: mcpeg

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‘ You’ en Espa ñol Tú vs. Usted

Remember…We,ve already seen a few ways to refer to people in Spanish!! He -> Él She -> Ella

He -> Él

She -> Ella

Well, for most Spanish speakers there are TWO ways to say “you”!!! Tú Usted *At least when you’re speaking to just one person! &



Usted

Tú Tú is the FAMILIAR form of ‘you’ in Spanish. It is used when talking to : Friends Family People Your Own Age Children Pets

Tú is the FAMILIAR form of ‘you’ in Spanish. It is used when talking to :

Friends

Family

People Your Own Age

Children

Pets

Usted Usted is the more FORMAL version of ‘you’. It is used when talking to : Strangers People Older Than You Authority Figures People You’ve Just Met

Usted is the more FORMAL version of ‘you’. It is used when talking to :

Strangers

People Older Than You

Authority Figures

People You’ve Just Met

In writing, usted is almost always abbreviated. Ud. *It’s also always capitalized.

Tú vs. Ud. ‘ Rules’ for using Tú & Ud. can have variations from country to country. In most countries God is addressed as ‘ Tú ’ in prayer. Tú can be used to express lack of respect when speaking to someone you don’t know.

‘ Rules’ for using Tú & Ud. can have variations from country to country.

In most countries God is addressed as ‘ Tú ’ in prayer.

Tú can be used to express lack of respect when speaking to someone you don’t know.

Tú vs. Ud. Likewise, usted can be used to show contempt for someone you know very well. (i.e. You, sir , are an idiot!) If you are uncertain which form to use, it is usually better to use usted until instructed otherwise. Spanish even has a verb, tutear , meaning to address someone using the tú form!

Likewise, usted can be used to show contempt for someone you know very well.

(i.e. You, sir , are an idiot!)

If you are uncertain which form to use, it is usually better to use usted until instructed otherwise.

Spanish even has a verb, tutear , meaning to address someone using the tú form!

Tú o Usted? Your Little Cousin Tú

Tú o Usted? el Doctor Morales Usted

Tú o Usted? la Señora Hidalgo Usted

Tú o Usted? Tu amigo Carlos Tú

Tú o Usted? Pepa Tú

Tú o Usted? Your Boss Usted

Tú o Usted? Your Grandma Tú

Tú o Usted? Uncle Enrique Tú

Tú o Usted? Your Friend’s Mom Usted

Tú o Usted? Your Friend’s Sister Tú

Tú o Usted? Professor McBoring Usted

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