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you(juː; unstressed jʊ)
you(yu; unstressed yʊ, yə)
pron., poss. your yours, pron.
one you we they
One is sometimes an impersonal pronoun, showing that something is generally done or should generally be done.
You can also use the possessive determiner one's and the reflexive pronoun oneself.
One, one's, and oneself are fairly formal. Here are some other ways in which you can say that something is generally done or should be done:
You can use you, your, yours and yourself, as we usually do in this book.
You can use we, us, our, ours, and ourselves to say that something is generally done by a group of people that includes yourself.
They can sometimes mean people in general, or a group of people whose identity is not actually stated.
Some people use they when they are mentioning a saying or repeating a piece of gossip.
They, them, their, theirs, and themselves are also used to refer to words such as everyone and anyone, person, child, and student.
You can use people. This is also a fairly common use.
Instead of using one of these words and an active verb, you can sometimes use a passive verb. This is a fairly common use in formal writing.
You use you to refer to the person or people that you are speaking or writing to. You can be the subject or object of a verb, or the object of a preposition.
If you want to make it clear that you are talking to more than one person, you can use a phrase such as you two, you all, both of you, or you guys. These phrases can be the subject or object of a verb, or the object of a preposition. You guys is informal.
You guys and you two can be used as vocatives.
You can also be used to refer to people in general, rather than to a particular person or group. You is often used like this in this book.
what do you think about it? → ¿y tú que piensas?
you and I will go → iremos tú y yo
you're very strong → eres muy fuerte
you don't understand me → no me entiendes
I know you → te conozco
I'll send you a postcard → te mandaré una postal
I gave the letter to you yesterday → te di la carta ayer
I gave it to you → te lo di
I told you to do it → te dije a ti que lo hicieras, es a ti a quien dije que lo hicieras
it's for you → es para ti
she's taller than you → es más alta que tú
can I come with you → ¿puedo ir contigo?
you're very kind → es usted muy amable
I saw you, Mrs Jones → la vi, señora Jones
I gave you the keys → le di las llaves
I gave them to you → se las di
this is for you → esto es para usted
they're taller than you → son más altos que usted
you've got kids but we haven't → vosotros tenéis hijos pero nosotros no
you're sisters, aren't you? → vosotras sois hermanas, ¿no?
you have all been here before → todos (vosotros) habéis estado aquí antes
you all know why we are here → todos sabéis por qué estamos aquí
you stay here, and I'll go and get the key → (vosotros) quedaos aquí, que yo iré a por la llave
I know you both → yo os conozco a los dos
I gave it to you → os lo di
I gave them to you → os los di
I'd like to speak to you → quiero hablar con vosotros
I live upstairs from you → vivo justo encima de vosotros
they've done it better than you → lo han hecho mejor que vosotros
they'll go without you → irán sin vosotros
you are very kind → son ustedes muy amables
are you brothers? → ¿son (ustedes) hermanos?
may I help you? → ¿puedo ayudarlos?
I gave you the keys → les di las llaves
I gave them to you → se las di
we arrived after you → llegamos después de ustedes
you can't smoke here → no se puede fumar aquí, no se permite fumar aquí, se prohíbe fumar aquí
when you need one it's not here → cuando se necesita uno no está aquí
you never know; you never can tell → nunca se sabe
you must paint it → hace falta pintarlo
fresh air does you good → el aire puro (te) hace bien
you doctors! → ¡vosotros, los médicos!
between you and me → entre tú y yo
you fool! → ¡no seas tonto!
that's lawyers for you! → ¡para que te fíes de los abogados!
there's a pretty girl for you! → ¡mira que chica más guapa!
if I were or was you → yo que tú, yo en tu lugar
you there! → ¡oye, tú!
that dress just isn't you → ese vestido no te sienta bien
poor you!, poor old you!, you poor old thing! → ¡pobrecito!
you[ˈjuː ju jə] pron
Do you like football? → Tu aimes le football?
you French people → vous autres Français
You people French enjoy your food → Vous autres Français, vous aimez bien manger.
you and I → toi et moi
You and I will go → Toi et moi, nous irons.
I know you → Je te connais.
Can I help you? → Est-ce que je peux vous aider?
I gave it to you → Je te l'ai donné.
I told YOU to do it, Matthew → C'est à toi que j'ai dit de le faire, Matthew.
It's for you → C'est pour toi.
I'll come with you → Je viens avec toi.
She's younger than you → Elle est plus jeune que vous.
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- Thank you
- You're welcome
- See you later
- I'm sorry to bother you (US)
I'm sorry to trouble you (UK)
- Do you speak English?
- How are you?
- And you?
- Do you mind?
- Pleased to meet you
- That's very kind of you
- How old are you?
- Where are you from?
- Where do you live?
- I'm not drinking, thank you
- Do you know him?
- I love you
- What do you do?
- Shall I wake you up?
- Have you eaten?