Why ustedes when using 'you '

JerryA2Kwiziq community member

Why ustedes when using 'you '

Can you wait at the door?

Ustedes pueden .....etc 

Why ustedes, ustedes = they 

Asked 6 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Jerry

Ustedes is used as a you formal (usted = you singular formal, ustedes = you plural formal). But the verb going with this pronoun is conjugated in the 3rd person plural, like "they", so you can have:

Vosotros podéis...  or   Ustedes pueden

They are both referring to a "you plural" but vosotros is "you informal" as in for example "you guys" and ustedes is "you formal" as in for example "you sirs".

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

Inma

Why ustedes when using 'you '

Can you wait at the door?

Ustedes pueden .....etc 

Why ustedes, ustedes = they 

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