usted

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From vuestra merced (literally your mercy), an honorific style. Compare with the Portuguese você.

PronounEdit

usted m, f (plural ustedes)

  1. second person formal; you (singular)
  2. (Colombia, chiefly Bogotá) second person informal; you (singular)

Usage notesEdit

Functionally, usted and ustedes are second person pronouns, but grammatically, the verbs they govern are conjugated in the third person. See Appendix:Spanish pronouns for details.

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 22:24