Túvs.Usted • For most Spanish speakers there are two ways to say “you”: tú and usted.
Tú Use tú when speaking to • friends • family • people your own age • children • pets
Usted (Ud.) • Usted is formal • Use it to show respect and when talking to people you don’t know well, older people , and people in positions of authority • In writing, usted is almost always abbreviated Ud. with a capital U
Túvs.Usted • Here are some questions you have learned that change according to which you is being used. • The questions have the same meaning but the verb changes depending on which you is being used.
Would you use tú or Ud. when talking to the following people? • your brother • your teacher • your best friend • your friend’s mother • your cat • your principal
your brother tú • your teacher usted • your best friend tú • your friend’s mother usted • your cat tú • your principal usted