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Why is Usted (you) Esta and not estas?

BelindaA1Kwiziq community member

Why is Usted (you) Esta and not estas?

Asked 2 years ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Belinda

When we use the formal pronoun "usted" instead of the informal "tú" we need to conjugate the verb, in this case "estar" as in the 3rd person singular, the same way as with he/she:

Tú estás aquí (you are here [informal you])


Usted está aquí (you are here [formal you])

Él está aquí  (he is here)

Ella está aquí (she is here)


Hope this helps,




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