is a special personal pronoun in Spanish to address
somebody formally (How are you, Mr. Smith? Cómo
está Usted, Mr. Smith?). The singular form is
Usted and the plural form
is Ustedes. Grammatically
they are equal to the third person singular (él,
ella, Usted) and the third person plural (ellos, ellas,
When to use these forms differs widely between the different
countries. How they look like you find in the following
form Usted / Ustedes
You are a son of a bitch (Mr.
Ustedes un hijo de puta.
I give it to you immediately (Ms Higgins).
Se lo doy ahora mismo.
Are you a teacher of the nonsense college?
¿EsUstedprofesor del colegio Halligalli?
You (all) go to Spain.
van a España.
You (all) want to wash your hair.
lavarse el pelo.
For the important moments in
life a hint: Also in the formal form you should remember
the gender of the person you are talking to.