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Personal pronouns: subject | Spanish

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Spanish personal pronouns include ‘you’, which is used in formal situations, and the plural form of personal pronouns usually has masculine and feminine forms. In addition, subject-personal pronouns are often omitted except when the subject is emphasized.

Masculine or feminine

If the target group includes one or more males, use the masculine form; if they are all female, use the feminine form.

Formal or informal

In Spanish, you usually use formal personal pronouns if the person you're speaking to is your boss, teacher, or someone you don't know well, and informal personal pronouns if the person you're speaking to is a family member, friend, or someone you know well.

In Spanish, the informal ‘you’ is in the second person, but the formal ‘you’ is treated as the third person. This affects the conjugation of the verb.

Singular

Person,
Gender
1st (I)
yo
2nd (you)
3rd,
Masculine (he, it)
él
3rd,
Feminine (she, it)
ella
3rd,
(you (Polite))
usted

Plural

Person,
Gender
1st,
Masculine (we)
nosotros
1st,
Feminine (we)
nosotras
2nd,
Masculine (you)
vosotros
2nd,
Feminine (you)
vosotras
3rd,
Masculine (he, it)
ellos
3rd,
Feminine (she, it)
ellas
3rd,
(you (Polite))
usteded

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