Translation of usted in English:

usted

you, pron.

personal pronoun

  • 1

    • 1.1(como sujeto)

      you
      ¿quién lo va a hacer? — usted who's going to do it? — you (are)
      • ¿es usted, Sr. Martínez? is that you, Mr Martínez?
      • ¡oiga, usted! hey, you!
      • ¿usted qué hace aquí? what are you doing here?
      • lo que usted diga whatever you say
      • tratar a algn de usted to address sb using the usted form
      • ¡usted se come la sopa, señorita! (you) eat your soup, young lady!

    • 1.2(en comparaciones, con preposiciones)

      you
      yo salí después que usted I left after you (did)
      • no es tan alta como usted she isn't as tall as you
      • muchas gracias — a usted thank you very much — thank you
      • ¿se lo dieron a usted? did they give it to you?
      • con/contra/para usted with/against/for you
      • son de usted they're yours

  • 2

    (uno)
    you
    one formal
    le dicen eso y usted no sabe qué contestar when they say that you just don't know / one just doesn't know what to answer

Usage

Polite form of address but also used in some areas, eg Colombia and Chile, instead of the familiar tú form