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Why is Usted (you) Esta and not estas?

Belinda R.A1Kwiziq community member

Why is Usted (you) Esta and not estas?

Asked 5 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,




isaiah l.A0Kwiziq community member

Usted if your using the singular version will always be conjugated just like he and she is in the present tense.

Why is Usted (you) Esta and not estas?

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