Presentation on theme: "‘You’ en Español Tú vs. Usted. Well, for most Spanish speakers there are TWO ways to say “you”!!! Tú *At least when you’re speaking to just one person!"— Presentation transcript:
‘You’ en Español Tú vs. Usted
Well, for most Spanish speakers there are TWO ways to say “you”!!! Tú *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
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
In writing, usted is almost always abbreviated. Ud. *It’s also always capitalized.
Tú vs. Usted Let’s look at the singular forms first. Each one has a specific time when it used. If you use the wrong one, it can be offensive to the person with whom you are speaking
Tú vs. Usted Tú (singular familiar) is used with people that you are familiar with or someone that you refer to by their first name. Usted (Ud.) (singular formal) is used with a person who you should respect, for example a doctor, teacher, elder, or an unknown person.
Tú vs Usted Tú = you (informal/ familiar) Use “tú” when talking to people with whom you are on a first name basis. friends family small children people younger than you pets Usted (Ud.) = you (formal) Use “Usted” when talking with people to whom you should show respect. People in authority (police, teachers, bosses, etc.) Strangers Acquaintances Adults