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Like, to make a good impression or something? And then as you get to know them, you would be more casual?
The exact conventions vary per country. But generally, the closer you are to a person, the more you're likely to use the familiar form "tú". Here are some examples that work in most cases:
Complete stranger: usted
Your friend of the same gender: tú
Your friend of the opposite gender: varies per person and sometimes age
Your acquaintance of the opposite gender: usted
Your acquaintance of the same gender: varies per person and sometimes age.
Your significant other: tú
Your mother: tú
How can you tell the difference or know which word is being used when speaking? For example: tu and tú (accented). Is there a distinct difference phonetically when speaking?
They are pronounced the same. It's easy to tell the difference though because tu is always followed with a noun.
Further clarification: nosotras is a complete group of females, and nosotros is for a complete group of males, or a group of mixed gender.
A letter with sign on it gives accent mark, i.e. which syllable should be given the most stress while the pronouncing it
If you're referring to "tu" (without the accent), it's because it's the possesive "your". Accented "Tú" is the pronoun "You"
Verbs have different forms depending on their subjects. This one goes "soy, eres, es, somos, sois, son"
As we saw in the previous lesson, the second person singular can have THREE forms. tú(with accent), usted and vos, where usted is more formal.
Es means "are" referring to 'you-formal' This sentence can be also written as '
Usted es un hombre.
I'm a native Spanish speaker but what's the difference between tu and tú (with an accent)? What's the rule behind this?