Use Personal Pronouns in Spanish

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. This is part of a series of videos on the Spanish language. In this video, we are going to show you how to use personal pronouns. In English, the personal pronouns are I, you, he, she, we and they.

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    On the screen, we have the Spanish personal pronouns.
    The first one is "Yo", and that means "I".
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    The next is "Tú", which means "You", informal.
    By informal, we mean when talking to friends or people you know.
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    "Usted" is "You", formal.
    This is used when talking to older people or people in a position of authority or responsibility.
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    "Él" is "He".
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    "Ella" is "She".
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    "Nosotros" or "Nosotras" means We.
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    "Vosotros or "Vosotras" means "You", in the informal plural form.
    We have two different endings for each of these options. There are "Nosotros" and "Nosotras", and there are "Vosotros" and "Vosotras". That is because they are masculine and feminine. If the ending is "-os", then it is masculine. If it ends in "_as", then it is feminine. "Nosotros" is masculine, and "Nosotras" is feminine.
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    Next, we have "Ustedes", which is "You", in the formal plural form.
    In English, we don't have the You plural and You singular. We say You for one person, singular, or for a group. In Spanish, we can say You for an individual, and there is a different personal pronoun for a group of people, and this is "Vosotros" or "Vosotras". "Tú" is "You", singular, and "Vosotros" is "You", plural.
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    Next, we have "Ellos", which means "They", masculine.
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    Then we have "Ellas", which is "They", feminine.
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    Here are some sentence examples.
    "Ellos quieren dormir" means "They want to sleep".
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    "Yo me gustan pájaros" means "I like birds".
    While it is very important to learn these personal pronouns, they are often excluded because the conjugation of the verb serves to signal the participant.
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    Here is an example.
    In the sentence, "¿Quieres comer?", which means "Do you want to eat?", the verb "Querer" ("To Want"), has been conjugated to the "Tú" form. It is clear who the sentence refers to, so we omit the personal pronoun. Personal pronouns are often only included to give emphasis.
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    Sometimes personal pronouns are included at the end of questions, such as in this example.
    "¿A donde vas tú?" means "Where are you going?"
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    This concludes our tutorial on personal pronouns in the Spanish language.
    If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or about the content that you have seen in this video, then please leave them in the comment section below, and we shall answer them or you. Make sure to check out the other videos in this Spanish language series on VisiHow, and we'll help you learn even more about this wonderful language.
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