Ways to Say 'YOU' in Spanish

By Madelyn Butterfield

Tu: singular; familiar.  This form would be used if you were talking a friend, family member, a neighbor, or somebody the same age or younger than you.  *Showed with first and second photos.

Vosostros: plural; formal.  This form would be used if you were talking to a group of friends, family members, neighbors, or people your age or younger.  *Showed with third and fourth photos.

Usted: singular; formal.  This form would be used if you were talking to a person you don't know well, somebody older than you, somebody with authority, or somebody respected.  *Showed with fifth and sixth photos.

Ustedes: plural; formal.   This form would be used if you were talking to a group of people you don't know well, people older than you, with authority, or people respected. *Showed with seventh and eighth photos.

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