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EtymologyEdit

حَضْرَة(ḥaḍra, presence) + كَ/ كِ(ka/ ki, your); "your presence" (i.e. "your grace"). Compare Spanish usted (from vuestra merced (your mercy)), and the cognate Portuguese term você.

PronounEdit

حَضْرَتُكَ (ḥaḍratuka) (feminine حَضْرَتُكِ (ḥaḍratuki), masculine plural حَضْرَتُكُمْ(ḥaḍratukum))

  1. (formal) you (polite second-person personal pronoun)

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Egyptian ArabicEdit

PronounEdit

حضرتك (ḥadertak/ ḥadertik)

  1. you (formal)