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Unformatted text preview: The pronoun tú is the informal way to say you. This is used when you talk to
someone younger than you or someone who is a close friend or family member. It
is safest to use the usted way of saying you unless you are certain that you won't be
insulting someone by using the informal tú pronoun. The plural form of tú is
vosotros, but it is rarely used outside of Spain. Most people don't bother to learn
the vosotros pronoun because ustedes can be used as the plural form of you for any
situation. Since Spanish is new to you, it's easier to use ustedes any time you want
to address a group as “you guys” or “y'all.”
Replacing nouns with subject case pronouns
Remember that a subject pronoun is used to replace a noun that is the subject of the
sentence. If the subject is a single person, use él or ella to replace the person's
name, depending on the gender of the person. If the subject is more than one
person, use the pronoun ellos unless all of the people included in the subject are
female. If the subject is a thing rather than a person, the subject pronoun is often
eliminated completely, or the subject pronouns él or ella are used to represent the
gender of the noun being replaced. ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09