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What is the difference between tu eres and es usted ???

I am new to duolingo. But it already seems boss !!!!

May 11, 2016

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Tú eres - you are. This is used for "familiar" people such as children, your friends.

Usted es - you are. This is used for "formal" people such as your boss, your teacher, someone you just met.

Tú eres, Usted es: You are.
¿Eres tú?, ¿Es usted?: Are you?

Welcome to Duolingo :)

May 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Multi0Lingual4

I would also like to mention that you should post this in the "Spanish" forum, as it relates to Spanish and not computer issues, which is what the "Troubleshooting" forum is for. Thanks!

May 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Amyclaudia1

Tu eres is "you are " when speaking to one person that you know well, singular/informal.

Usted es is "you are" when speaking to one person that you are treating with respect, don't know very well but is older than you, your boss etc., singular/formal.

If you invert them, i.e. eres tu or usted es, that infers a question...

Hope this helps :)

May 13, 2016
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