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"Usted es una mujer."

Translation:You are a woman.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/meowls

If es means is, why isn't this "Usted eres una mujer"? Isn't "Useted es una mujer" "You is a woman"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PuntoH
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You have to learn all the conjugations in spanish, beginning with the verb "to be", which is one of the most important verbs in all languages.

  • Yo soy = I am

  • Tú eres = You are (singular, colloquial)

  • Usted es = You are (singular, formal)

  • ÉL es = He is

  • Ella es = She is

  • Ell@s son = They are

  • Ustedes son = You are (plural)

  • Nosotr@s somos = We are

  • Vosotros sois = You are (plural, colloquial, only used in Spain)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dvu-22

Thank you so much! That was very helpful.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CoExGal

What does @ mean when you write Ell@s and Nosotr@s???

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PuntoH
PuntoH
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Ellos and Ellas, Nosotros and Nosotras.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sappho233

that's very clear ,thanks~

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HuyHoangNg10

Thank you so much

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/comedor310

In some cases, "we are" is "nosotros" and in other cases "nosotras." Is this because of the gender of the group, or because of the gender of the word that will follow "somos"? Is the same answer true of "Ellos" versus "Ellas"? Gracias!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/srtussing

It's the gender of the group being referred to with the pronoun.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/comedor310

Muchas gracias, srtussing. What if the group is mixed gender?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/srtussing

Mixed groups use the male version--so even though I'm female, I'd use 'nosotros' if I was referring to my brother and me.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cielja

That's what I thought too!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cielja

I gues it confuses with the French tu es and vous etes...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amaribella

How am I supposed to know if it was a formal or colloquial sentence?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GiggleGuy

•Tú eres = You are (singular, colloquial)

•Usted es = You are (singular, formal)

since it said es you can see its formal.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/i_am_a_walwrus

thanks

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/santhupawanism

Tu eres una mujer, is a right sentence or not. If any one please tell me the difference between Tu and Usted

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mexican_Master

yes it you are leaning spanish

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyleeMeagan

i dont get the usted i thought it was tu

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dylaney_shadow

usted is used in Spain, its formal, tu is informal

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mynamjo

I'm having some trouble understanding when it's appropriate to use Tú and not Usted. I know one is formal but how do I tell when to use the formal one and when to use the more casual one?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PuntoH
PuntoH
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That's something that really varies among countries, but as a general rule (at least in Chile), you can use "tú" with your friends, siblings, parents, and pretty much with anyone around your age. On the other hand, you usually use "usted" to address your teachers, grandparents, authorities, and more or less anyone who is old enough to be your father/mother.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saifmansoorgiki

Lol tu is also used in urdu and hindi as an informal way to address your friends

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HustedPolly

So the familiar tu (with an accent) and the formal usted use the same rules as Chile.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lookatiton

what if I wish to use 'tu' here( as an informal sentence of course) will it be 'tu eres una mujer'?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PuntoH
PuntoH
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That's right, you've got it ^^

(Don't forget the accent mark in "tú)"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jasperbarry

Usted is formal tú isn't

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyleeMeagan

i was thinking the same thing

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/21jacoba

thank you so much for the help, you made understanding this so much easier!!! Thanks again!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fleettwwoodd

Why can't this be Tu as well as Usted?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
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Yes, but you must conjugate the verb to match either "tú" or "usted.

Tú eres una mujer (informal)

OR

Usted es una mujer (formal)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Triveda

How do you know the difference between talking to a stranger or a person you know very well when I'm putting the words in???

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
King2E4
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Since you do not know that, the site should accept both formal and informal ways.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abigail_xox

why wouldn't it be son if its you are a woman not you is

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chuggins20

Son is used only for ellos/ellas- the pural form. Es does not only mean 'is'. Es is the conjugated form of the verb ser which means to be. When using es you are implying something or someone to be another- it is simplest to associate es with is and are in English for easier explanation, although it does not have a set meaning.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelHenry0

exactly

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Caytix
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Don't usted and tu mean the same thing? How are they different please?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AtalinaDove
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From what I've gathered, they both mean 'you', but are different based on how formal your speech with that person. You would use 'tu' with a friend, but 'usted' when you wanted to be more respectful. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AngelicaMedina

Respuesta: usted es una mujer

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kyledunbar1

I had to start over 31 times and finally got it :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kitaynatri

usted means you right

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marisa363903

Anyone have some advice on or tecnique on pronouncing mujer?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachelmaccarrick

mooher or moohair. That's how I've been saying it. Well pronouncing it

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mysha04

what is the difference between usted and tu?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
King2E4
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"Tú" is the informal "you" (the one you would use with family, friends, and so on)

"Usted" is the formal "you" (the one you would use for persons older than you, your boss at work, and several more situations)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bhavya7869

Not bad

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Doctorwho_2001

What is the difference beween Usted and Tu? How do you know which one because they both mean YOU?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
King2E4
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"tú" is informal and "usted" is formal.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Doctorwho_2001

Okay i think i get it then answer is Tu if its Eres, but if it is Es than is it Usted? Correct me if I am wrong. Also I don't really see a reason to have usted and tu if they both mean you.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mysha04

what is the difference between usted and tu?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/celiadagostino

this could be usted or tu

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Doctorwho_2001

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2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elenz7
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Someone help me, what is the difference between "usted" and "tú"?? Gracias

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
King2E4
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The formality is the difference between them.

Tú - Informal (used with friends, most family members (just not with one's grandparents (something not even I understand))

Usted - Formal (someone older than you, someone of the opposite gender, teachers, boss, and so on)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/anamaria223983

Woman es mujer

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SarahHoran24

Might be out of topic but in french we have 'er','ir' and 're' verbs and we conjugate the verbs according to rules. So what about spanish, how do we conjugate verbs and find out if a verb is masculine or feminine?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
King2E4
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Verbs are never masculine or feminine. It is only the nouns that are. Do you mean how to conjugate verbs in Spanish?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rahshah03

Why doesn't tu work?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fitzlingo

Why did I get marked as incorrect for using 'you are a woman', but I didn't use 'usted'.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SimPadda

When should you use "usted" and when should you use "tu"? When can you tell the difference of when to use it in a sentence?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alainaruthallen

we could learn harder

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/William892511

I really struggle with the conjugations in spanish. Whats a good way to remember them?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lily22347

Both of them are you right so it should not have matter in this question

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kyle_Bahr

tu eres is right

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duaajaser

Eres are not es

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alainaruthallen

its vary hard to understand

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alainaruthallen

i just think your way out

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmilyCurre

What is the difference between Usted and Tù

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
King2E4
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That has been answered many times.

Tú - informal

Usted - formal

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sarah873

This is really confusing whsts the diference is it the formality.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
King2E4
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Yes!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sanchitagupta10

When do we use usted and tu when the sentence has the word 'you' ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KawaiiWolf

So basically "es" is formal so you pair it with "usted", and "eres" is pretty much informal so you pair it with "tù"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/colmcilleCarbe

usted as opposed to tu?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tacocat856

You are woman

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Prettykitty177

you is a woman that an improper sentence

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShanmugaRa1

you are a woman

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JuanchoA.P

(:

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KarenKoon

How would I know if this is formal or casual?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
King2E4
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By knowing that "usted" is formal and "tú" informal.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kristiand124

I know right!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cpeac11

this has nothing to do with the question"estamos todos locos espanolas" from-la nina bonita

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cpeac11

go to google translator to figure out what I said about two comments abouve

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cpeac11

actualy one above -la nina bonita

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NaomiKoscheski

What is the difference????

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gengkev
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Having learned French first, the natural inclination to write "Tu es" continues to screw me over in Spanish.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/meya39

what does Usted mean

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bretaa3

I dont under stand any

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WillTheOreMiner

meowls is right. "Usted es una mujer." means "You is a woman." NOT "You are a woman."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iPunaji

Doesn't es mean is!!!!!! This sentence isn't written correctly

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jasperbarry

Es is also 'are'

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chuggins20

Es is conjugated from the verb ser which means to be. This means es does not only mean is- but implies one thing to be another. In English is simplest to associate es with is, or are.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rorybirthistle

tu es also mean you are and the didnt say what context it was in stupid

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yajanashhi

es stands for is right not are!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PatriotFan12

hola? what is up

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeyFiske

I'm so confused with all the informals, formals singulars ect.. why wouldnt it be tu eres una mujer? could somebody explain this to me

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chuggins20

tu eres una mujer also means you are a woman, although this is the informal version. You use tu when you are talking informally and usted when talking formally. The original sentence is the formal form whereas the sentence you just described is the informal version

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hunnee

Confused by Usted and Tu. Don't they mean the same thing?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chuggins20

Tu is informal and usted is formal

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wizblizz

Why is es "are" and eres "is"? Shouldn't the larger word go with the larger meaning of the word? It confuses me to make a smaller word larger...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TangledRivers

This reasoning doesn't even make sense. Spanish and English have no relation to one another in this way. It doesn't matter how long the English word is, because it has no bearing on how the Spanish word is spelled or how many letters it is. They are from two different language families!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
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Well said!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rahul363

T'u is also you

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/purpleplatypuses

Is'nt Usted only used for male? Whats the difference between Tu (With accent) and Usted?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chuggins20

No usted is not only used for male. Usted is not a gender based word. Usted is the formal version of tu. You use tu when referring to someone in an informal manner and usted when talking formally

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mimicupcake12

Lol

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rickshurtleff

Thx

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/leonardode248900

tu

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/giraffelov3

Can somebody help me with my stupidity

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
King2E4
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Sure, but we need to know why you need help.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/prettygirl5415

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2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SabinaMaur

Good job☺

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SabinaMaur

Good

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BIG_BAD_BOYO

i think donald trump is a good presedent

2 years ago