In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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)youyo 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)youone formalle 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
Polite form of address but also used in some areas, eg Colombia and Chile, instead of the familiar tú form
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