tu and ti

when do I use tu and tI???

July 25, 2012

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This requires a rather long bit of explanation: So let's start with the the basics of conjugation. Every verb has a subject. The subjects are (yo, tú, nos, él/ella, and ellos/ellas). Subjects are used with a conjugated verb for clarification or emphasis.

For example:

Belle: He's no monster, Gaston. You are!

Belle: No es ningún munstruo, Gaston. ¡ eres!

Tu without the accent mark is a possessive adjective. It is used to say things like:

Tu casa - your house

Tus hermanas - your sisters.

Sometimes it can be used as "tuyo" in sentences where it doesn't precede the noun, such as "Un amigo tuyo" or "Los gafes son tuyos."

on the other hand is a personal pronoun. It is used in sentences like:

A tí, te gusta bailar?

Feliz cumpleaños a tí.

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