"usted" meaning in Spanish

Pronoun

Forms: ustedes [plural] IPA: /usˈted/, [usˈt̪eð̞] Audio: Es-usted.ogg Rhymes: -ed
  1. second person formal; you (singular) Tags: feminine, masculine
    Categories (kind): Spanish pronouns
  2. second person informal; you (singular) Tags: Colombia, Costa-Rica, feminine, masculine

Alternative forms

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      "args": {
        "1": "es",
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        "lit": "\"your mercy\" (etymological) or \"your grace\" (idiomatic)"
      },
      "expansion": "vuestra merced (literally “\"your mercy\" (etymological) or \"your grace\" (idiomatic)”)",
      "name": "m"
    },
    {
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      },
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    },
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      },
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      },
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      },
      "expansion": "vusted",
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    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "pt",
        "2": "você"
      },
      "expansion": "Portuguese você",
      "name": "cog"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "gl",
        "2": "vostede"
      },
      "expansion": "Galician vostede",
      "name": "cog"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "ca",
        "2": "vostè"
      },
      "expansion": "Catalan vostè",
      "name": "cog"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico"
      },
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    },
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      "args": {
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      "args": {
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      "args": {
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      },
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    },
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      "args": {
        "1": "es",
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      },
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    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "es",
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      },
      "expansion": "voazé",
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    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "es",
        "2": "vucé"
      },
      "expansion": "vucé",
      "name": "l"
    },
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      "args": {
        "1": "es",
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      },
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    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "es",
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    },
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      "args": {
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        "2": "vuested"
      },
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    },
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      "args": {
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      },
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    },
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      "args": {
        "1": "es",
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      },
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        "plural"
      ]
    }
  ],
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      },
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    }
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      ]
    }
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      "ipa": "/usˈted/"
    },
    {
      "ipa": "[usˈt̪eð̞]"
    },
    {
      "rhymes": "-ed"
    },
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    "Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico"
  ],
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}
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    "Spanish 2-syllable words",
    "Spanish lemmas",
    "Spanish pronouns",
    "Spanish redlinks",
    "Spanish redlinks/l",
    "Spanish terms with IPA pronunciation",
    "Spanish terms with audio links"
  ],
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      },
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      "name": "m"
    },
    {
      "args": {
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      },
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    },
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      "args": {
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      },
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      },
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    },
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      "args": {
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      },
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      "name": "m"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "pt",
        "2": "você"
      },
      "expansion": "Portuguese você",
      "name": "cog"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "gl",
        "2": "vostede"
      },
      "expansion": "Galician vostede",
      "name": "cog"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "ca",
        "2": "vostè"
      },
      "expansion": "Catalan vostè",
      "name": "cog"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico"
      },
      "expansion": "Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico",
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    },
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      "args": {
        "1": "es",
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      "args": {
        "1": "es",
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      },
      "expansion": "vuasted",
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    },
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      "args": {
        "1": "es",
        "2": "vusted"
      },
      "expansion": "vusted",
      "name": "l"
    },
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      "args": {
        "1": "es",
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      },
      "expansion": "usted",
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      "args": {
        "1": "es",
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      "args": {
        "1": "es",
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      },
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      "name": "l"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "es",
        "2": "voazé"
      },
      "expansion": "voazé",
      "name": "l"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "es",
        "2": "vucé"
      },
      "expansion": "vucé",
      "name": "l"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "es",
        "2": "vuarced"
      },
      "expansion": "vuarced",
      "name": "l"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "es",
        "2": "boxanxé"
      },
      "expansion": "boxanxé",
      "name": "l"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "es",
        "2": "vuested"
      },
      "expansion": "vuested",
      "name": "l"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "es",
        "2": "voarced"
      },
      "expansion": "voarced",
      "name": "l"
    },
    {
      "args": {
        "1": "es",
        "2": "vusté"
      },
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    }
  ],
  "etymology_text": "From vuestra merced (literally “\"your mercy\" (etymological) or \"your grace\" (idiomatic)”), an honorific style. In 17th-century Spanish there was a number of variants, including the intermediate forms vuesasted and vusted. Cf. Portuguese você, Galician vostede and Catalan vostè. The following list has the variants reported by Coromines and Pascual, with their reported first year of attestation:\nEarly modern variants\n* vuesasted, 1597\n* vuasted, 1617\n* vusted, 1619\n* usted, 1620\n* bosanzé, 1620 (Lope de Vega, Pedro Carbonero, portrayed as said by (ex-)Muslims)\n* vuesarced, 1621\n* voazé, 1625 (Vélez de Guevara, El Rey en su imagen, portrayed as criminal cant)\n* vucé, 1626\n* vuarced, ca. 1630\n* boxanxé, ca. 1631 (Quevedo, Libro de todas las cosas y otras muchas más, portrayed as said by (ex-)Muslims)\n* vuested, 1635\n* voarced, 1635\n* vusté (in Quiñones de Benavente, died 1651)",
  "forms": [
    {
      "form": "ustedes",
      "tags": [
        "plural"
      ]
    }
  ],
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    {
      "args": {
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        "g2": "f"
      },
      "expansion": "usted m or f (plural ustedes)",
      "name": "head"
    }
  ],
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  "lang_code": "es",
  "pos": "pron",
  "related": [
    {
      "word": "yo"
    },
    {
      "word": "me"
    },
    {
      "word": "mí1"
    },
    {
      "word": "nosotros"
    },
    {
      "word": "nos"
    },
    {
      "word": "nosotras"
    },
    {
      "word": "tú"
    },
    {
      "word": "te"
    },
    {
      "word": "ti1"
    },
    {
      "word": "vos"
    },
    {
      "word": "le"
    },
    {
      "word": "se4"
    },
    {
      "word": "lo/la5"
    },
    {
      "word": "vosotros"
    },
    {
      "word": "os"
    },
    {
      "word": "vosotras"
    },
    {
      "word": "ustedes"
    },
    {
      "word": "les"
    },
    {
      "word": "los/las5"
    },
    {
      "word": "él"
    },
    {
      "word": "lo"
    },
    {
      "word": "ella"
    },
    {
      "word": "la"
    },
    {
      "word": "ello7"
    },
    {
      "word": "ello"
    },
    {
      "word": "ellos"
    },
    {
      "word": "los"
    },
    {
      "word": "ellas"
    },
    {
      "word": "las"
    },
    {
      "word": "—"
    },
    {
      "word": "se"
    },
    {
      "word": "sí1"
    },
    {
      "word": "Not used with con"
    },
    {
      "word": "conmigo"
    },
    {
      "word": "contigo"
    },
    {
      "word": "and consigo are used instead"
    },
    {
      "word": "respectively"
    },
    {
      "word": "Like other masculine Spanish words"
    },
    {
      "word": "masculine Spanish pronouns can be used when the gender of the subject is unknown"
    },
    {
      "word": "when the subject is plural and of mixed gender"
    },
    {
      "word": "Treated as if it were third-person for purposes of conjugation and reflexivity"
    },
    {
      "word": "If le"
    },
    {
      "word": "les precedes lo"
    },
    {
      "word": "or las in a clause"
    },
    {
      "english": "e.g., Se lo dije instead of Le lo dije",
      "word": "it is replaced with se"
    },
    {
      "word": "Depending on the implicit gender of the object being referred to"
    },
    {
      "word": "Used primarily in Spain"
    },
    {
      "word": "Used only in rare circumstances"
    }
  ],
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    {
      "glosses": [
        "second person formal; you (singular)"
      ],
      "tags": [
        "feminine",
        "masculine"
      ]
    },
    {
      "categories": [
        "Colombian Spanish",
        "Costa Rican Spanish"
      ],
      "glosses": [
        "second person informal; you (singular)"
      ],
      "tags": [
        "Colombia",
        "Costa-Rica",
        "feminine",
        "masculine"
      ]
    }
  ],
  "sounds": [
    {
      "ipa": "/usˈted/"
    },
    {
      "ipa": "[usˈt̪eð̞]"
    },
    {
      "rhymes": "-ed"
    },
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      "audio": "Es-usted.ogg",
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      "text": "Audio"
    }
  ],
  "synonyms": [
    {
      "word": "Vd."
    },
    {
      "word": "Ud."
    }
  ],
  "wikipedia": [
    "Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico"
  ],
  "word": "usted"
}

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