2 Well, for most Spanish speakers there are TWO ways to say “you”!!! *At least when you’re speaking to just one person!TúUsted&
3 TúTú is the FAMILIAR form of ‘you’ in Spanish. It is used when talking to:FriendsFamilyPeople Your Own AgeChildrenPets
4 UstedUsted is the more FORMAL version of ‘you’. It is used when talking to:StrangersPeople Older Than YouAuthority FiguresPeople You’ve Just Met
5 In writing, usted is almost always abbreviated. Ud.*It’s also always capitalized.
6 Tú vs. UstedLet’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
7 Tú vs. UstedTú (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.
8 Tú vs Usted Tú = you (informal/ Usted (Ud.) = you (formal) familiar) Use “tú” when talking to people with whom you are on a first name basis.friendsfamilysmall childrenpeople younger than youpetsUsted (Ud.) = you (formal)Use “Usted” when talking with people to whom you should show respect.People in authority(police, teachers, bosses, etc.)StrangersAcquaintancesAdults