2Well, for most Spanish speakers there are TWO ways to say “you”!!! *At least when you’re speaking to just one person!TúUsted&
3TúTú is the FAMILIAR form of ‘you’ in Spanish. It is used when talking to:FriendsFamilyPeople Your Own AgeChildrenPets
4UstedUsted is the more FORMAL version of ‘you’. It is used when talking to:StrangersPeople Older Than YouAuthority FiguresPeople You’ve Just Met
5In writing, usted is almost always abbreviated. Ud.*It’s also always capitalized.
6Tú 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
7Tú 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.
8Tú 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