How to say You in Spanish = Tú/Usted/Vosotros/Ustedes [+8 Examples & Quiz]

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to say you in Spanish.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say you in Spanish
  • how you in Spanish is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to say you in Spanish
  • how to practice with flashcards on how to say you in Spanish
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

Please refer to the Spanish A1 Page to get a better overview of Spanish grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of Spanish A1.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to say you in Spanish!

Table of Contents

Table of Spanish Subject Pronouns

yoI
you [singular and informal]
élhe
ellashe
ustedyou [singular and formal]
nosotros/nosotraswe
vosotros/vosotrasyou [plural and informal]
ellosthey [masculine or mixed]
ellasthey [feminine]
ustedesyou [plural and formal]

You in Spanish = Tú/Usted/Vosotros/Ustedes

In Spanish there are 4 ways to say “you”.

All 4 will be handled and examples will be given.

  1. tú = singular and informal you

The first way to say “you” is by using .

is used to indicate a singular and informal you.

You will use this form with someone that you already know, or with someone with a similar age or younger.

eres mi hermano.

You are my brother. [singular/informal]

eres mi hermana.

You are my sister. [singular/informal]

  1. usted = singular and formal you

The second way to say “you” is by using usted.

Usted is used to indicate a singular and formal you.

You will use this form with someone that you don’t know or with someone that has a higher position than you.

Yo creo que usted es el líder.

I believe you are the leader. [singular/formal]

Usted es el primer ministro.

You are the prime minister. [singular/formal]

  1. vosotros = plural and informal you

The third way to say “you” is by using vosotros.

Vosotros is used to indicate a plural and formal you.

You will use this form with a group of people that you already know or are familiar with.

Vosotros sois mis compañeros de clase.

You are my classmates. [plural/informal]

Vosotras sois mis compañeras.

You are my colleagues. [plural/informal] [feminine]

Please note that you will use vosotras, if you refer to a group that consists only of women.

  1. ustedes = plural and formal you

The fourth way to say “you” is by using ustedes.

Ustedes is used to indicate a singular and formal you.

You will use this form with a group of people that you don’t know or have a higher position than you.

Ustedes son los directores de esta empresa.

You are the directors of this company. [plural/formal]

Ustedes son los fundadores de esta organización.

You are the founders of this organisation. [plural/formal]

European Spanish vs Latin American Spanish

European SpanishLatin American Spanish
tú = you [singular and informal]tú = you [singular and informal]
usted = you [singular and formal]usted = you [singular and formal]
vosotros = you [plural and informal]
ustedes = you [plural and formal]ustedes = you [plural and informal/formal]

There is a big difference between European Spanish and Latin American Spanish.

In Latin America, ustedes is a plural you that can be used both informally and formally.

This means that you use ustedes to talk to children as well as the directors of a company.

In Spain this would not be the case, as you would use vosotros to talk to children, and ustedes to talk to the directors of a company.

Because you can use ustedes both informally and formally in Latin America, there’s no need for vosotros.

Therefore in Latin America vosotros is not used.

On this website, the focus is on European Spanish.

This means that vosotros will be used and ustedes means plural formal you.

However, you can still use what you learn here in Latin America.

Just be aware of this difference between European and Latin American Spanish.

Example Sentences on How to say You in Spanish

This section of the lesson on the how to say you in Spanish is about seeing the subject pronoun in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of how to say you in Spanish through examples.

eres mi hermano.

You are my brother. [singular/informal]

eres mi hermana.

You are my sister. [singular/informal]

Yo creo que usted es el líder.

I believe you are the leader. [singular/formal]

Usted es el primer ministro.

You are the prime minister. [singular/formal]

Vosotros sois mis compañeros de clase.

You are my classmates. [plural/informal]

Vosotras sois mis compañeros.

You are my colleagues. [plural/informal] [feminine]

Ustedes son los directores de esta empresa.

You are the directors of this company. [plural/formal]

Ustedes son los fundadores de esta organización.

You are the founders of this organisation. [plural/formal]

Quiz Yourself on How to say You in Spanish

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

How to say You eres mi hermano.

You are my brother. [singular/informal]
 
How to say You es el primer ministro.

You are the prime minister. [singular/formal]
How to say You sois mis compañeros de clase.

You are my classmates. [plural/informal]
 
How to say You son los directores de esta empresa.

You are the directors of this company. [plural/formal]
 

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