Translation of you in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /juː/


  • 1 (sing) 1.1 (as subject — familiar) , vos (AmC, RPl) ; (— formal) usted now you try ahora prueba tú/pruebe usted, ahora probá vos (AmC, RPl) I don't think that hat's you ese sombrero no te favorece if I were you yo que tú/que usted, yo en tu/en su lugar, yo de ti/de usted (Esp) , yo que vos (AmC, RPl) poor you! ¡pobrecito! you liar! ¡mentiroso! you and yours tú y los tuyos 1.2 (as direct object — familiar) te; (— formal, masculine) lo, le (Esp) ; (— formal, feminine) la I saw you, Pete te vi, Pete I saw you, Mr Russell lo vi, señor Russell, le vi, señor Russell (Esp) 1.3 (as indirect object — familiar) te; (— formal) le; (— with direct object pronoun present) se I told you te dije/le dije I gave it to you te lo di/se lo di 1.4 (after preposition — familiar) ti, vos (AmC, RPl) ; (— formal) usted for you para ti/usted, para vos (AmC, RPl) with you contigo/con usted she's taller than you es más alta que tú
  • 2 (pl) 2.1 (as subject, and after preposition — familiar) ustedes (AmL) , vosotros, -tras (Esp) ; (— formal) ustedes be quiet, you two ustedes dos: ¡cállense!, vosotros dos: ¡callaos! (Esp) come on, you guys! vamos, chicos hey! you lot over there! (BrE) ¡eh, ustedes or (Esp) vosotros allí! you liars! ¡mentirosos! with you con ustedes or (Esp tb) con vosotros/vosotras they're taller than you son más altos que ustedes, son más altos que vosotros (Esp) 2.2 (as direct object — familiar) los, las (AmL) , os (Esp) ; (— formal, masculine) los, les (Esp) ; (— formal, feminine) las I heard you, gentlemen los or (Esp tb) les oí, caballeros I heard you, boys/girls los/las oí, chicos/chicas (AmL) , os oí, chicos/chicas (Esp) 2.3 (as indirect object — familiar) les (AmL) , os (Esp) ; (— formal) les; (— with direct object pronoun present) se I gave you the book les or (Esp tb) os di el libro I gave it to you se or (Esp tb) os lo di
  • 3 (one) 3.1 (as subject) uno, una when she starts crying, you don't know what to do cuando se pone a llorar, no sabes qué hacer or uno no sabe qué hacer you can't do that here aquí uno no puede or no se puede or no puedes hacer eso 3.2 (as direct object) te people stop you in the street and ask for money la gente te para en la calle y te pide dinero, la gente lo para a uno en la calle y le pide dinero 3.3 (as indirect object) te they never tell you the truth nunca te dicen la verdad, nunca le dicen la verdad a uno
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    • If I could have one wish, it would be for you to never stop loving me.
    • We will always love you, and revere your amazing grace in that wonderful season.
    • If you have a story or information you would like to be included we would love to hear from you.
  • 4 (for yourself) (AmE) [colloq or dial], (sing) te; (pl) se (AmL) , os (Esp) you'd better get you some food más vale que te compres/se compren or (Esp) os compréis algo de comer

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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.