In the subject pronoun chart, usted and ustedes are tricky. Even though they both mean “you” and “you” is a second person pronoun in English, these two “respectful” pronouns are treated as third person pronouns in Spanish (and, thus, are listed with the third person pronouns). The second person pronoun in English is “you.” This is an extremely vague pronoun because it can refer to one person or to more than one person (as in “you guys” or “y'all”). Spanish, however, has singular and plural versions of “you.” The singular pronoun usted is often abbreviated Ud, and the plural version ( ustedes ) is abbreviated as Uds . Usted, however, is not always the appropriate pronoun to use for “you”: The pronoun tú is the informal way to say “you.” Tú is used when you are speaking to someone younger than you or to
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