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Help please!

Hi there! I'm taking a Spanish class and I'm getting confused on the words: Usten, Tu, and bebimo. I've been studying and studying paper pencil, along with this, too. Is there any way someone could help me? I'd really like that! Leave a comment for suggestions please! Love you all!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/tsubakigirl

For usten did you mean usted? and is the tu supposed to have an accen.t or no? the accent changes the word and finally, I don't know what bebimo is...I'm guessing you spelled that wrong because spanish dict doesn't know that word either

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eva_steitzer

Yes, tu has an accent and usten means usted, bebimo is supposed to mean drinks, I think. Now could you give me some advice now that you know what the words are? Thanks! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tsubakigirl

ok, so usted is you formal. This means that you would use it with someone you don't know very well or someone you are trying to show respect for. some ejemplos(examples) would be teachers, elders, parents, or the person you accidentally bumped into at the mall and are apologizing to. Tu (with an accent) means you familiar. You would use this if you were speaking with a friend or someone along the lines of that.

http://www.spanishdict.com/conjugate/beber

Those are the conjugations of beber (to drink) which I'm assuming the third word is supposed to be...I'm not seeing a conjugation like that....I'm guessing that it is bebemos meaning we drink and that you didn't hear the s...that is the only thing I can think. If that is the case then it was beber conjugated in the we(nosotros) form. I hope that helped :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pillowtibers

Spot on, Karou!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eva_steitzer

Thank you sooo much! Here's a lingot for your help! Thank you!!!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tsubakigirl

Gracias Eva, I wish you lots of luck(Le deseo que mucha suerte) on your spanish journey, and if you ever don't understand something make a discussion and someone should help, I haven't made one where I haven't gotten help yet :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eva_steitzer

Friend me maybe? And gracias to you, too! Hasta prono! (did iIsay that right? My sister told me it and i typed it down. :P)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tsubakigirl

laughs almost, you didn't get the 't' in pronto

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlejanN996

usted y tu son la misma cosa, pero se usan distinto, toma una repasada de las primeras lecciones de duolingo.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pillowtibers

Eva, AlejanN says that "usted" and "tú" are kind of the same thing, but used differently. (What Karou said is right - tú is familiar and usted is formal or professional. You would use usted if you want to show respect.) AlejanN also says to try going through the first lessons again, which I agree with. Sometimes it's best to review instead of moving on so the concepts really stick. Practice makes perfect and all, you know? It can seem tiresome, but it works. Also, there is a big community here at Duolingo ready to help if you get stuck. We love to help! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eva_steitzer

Thanks! I agree, practice makes (almost) perfect, mostly. See you soon!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pillowtibers

You too! Buena suerte - Good luck!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pillowtibers

Gracias por ayudar, AlejanN!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eva_steitzer

What does that mean? Maybe if you translated it, I could understand. I'm not so strong in Spanish. :L

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pillowtibers

I was thanking AlejanN for helping. :)

3 years ago

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  • Usted means "you". However, it is only used formally. This means you'd say it to someone you respect (or people you don't know that well). For example: Your teacher, your boss, your parents, and a stranger.
  • Tú means "you". However, it is used with friends, siblings, or people you know well.
  • Bebemos means "(we) drink". I assume you know about conjugations, but if you don't know about it just ask me.

Also, click here to see tips on when to use "tú" and "usted".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eva_steitzer

Thanks! Here's a lingot and you have a lot of classes! Which one's your favorite?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/m.tastic
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I love Spanish :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eva_steitzer

Same!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eva_steitzer

With Duolingo, its fun!

3 years ago