Spanish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From usted.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /usˈtedes/ [usˈt̪e.ð̞es]
  • (MX)
  • Rhymes: -edes
  • Syllabification: us‧te‧des

Pronoun edit

ustedes m pl or f pl (singular usted, dative les)

  1. (formal in Spain, Equatorial Guinea, Philippines) you (plural)
  2. (Latin America, US, Canary Islands, Western Andalusia) you (plural)
    Synonym: vosotros

Usage notes edit

  • Functionally, usted and ustedes are second person pronouns, but grammatically, the verbs they govern are conjugated in the third person (except in Western Andalusia, where they are conjugated in the second person). See Appendix:Spanish pronouns for details.

See also edit