Learn Spanish: Subject Pronouns in Spanish
This learn Spanish grammar lesson is about understanding subject pronouns in Spanish.
||You all (informal)
||You all (formal)
*** Note that Vosotros/as is only used in Spain. The rest of the Spanish speaking world uses Ustedes to say "You all."
In Spanish, subject pronouns have masculine and feminine forms.
|Él es doctor.
||He is a doctor.
|Ella es doctora.
||She is a doctor.
Spanish has two forms of you.
The informal you (tú) is used to address somebody the speaker knows well and is around his/her age, whereas, the formal you (usted) is used to address somebody the speaker does not know well or is older than him/her.
|Tú eres mi amigo (informal).
||You are my friend.
|Usted es el presidente. (formal).
||You are the president.
Subject pronouns are not used as frequently in Spanish as they are in English. They are usually omitted. Notice that the pronoun is not used.
||I am inteligent.
If there is a need for clarification, then the pronoun is used.
|Yo soy mexicano, tú no eres.
||I am Mexican, you are not.
Usted /Ustedes are both formal pronouns and they abbreviate as Ud. /Uds.
|¿Es Ud. el presidente?
||Are you the president?
In Spanish there is no equivalent of "it" since every noun is either feminine or masculine.