posted by .

I always thought Ustedes meant "they." I've also heard it as "you all (plural)". So when a question being given has the Uds. conjugation of the infinitive, are we suppose to answer back in the Uds. form or nosotros form?

For example:
A que hora van a salir Uds? (accent on que)

Would you respond by:

1. Saldremos a las seis


2. Saldran a las seis (accent on saldran)

I'm learning future and conditional tenses. Thank you

  • Spanish -

    Ustedes actually is equivalent to "you all" but uses the 3rd person plural form of the verb, just like "they."

    Answering a question in Spanish CAN be tricky, but if you take the following steps, you can't miss.

    1. Look at the Spanish: ¿A qué hora van a salir Uds.?

    2. What does it mean in English? "At what time are you-all going to leave?"

    3. Answer FIRST in English: "We are going to leave at 6."

    4. NOW, put that into Spanish: "

    Vamos a salir OR Saldremos a las seis."

    Another way to check your answer is to work "backwards" and try to come up with the question that got that answer.

    1. Saldremeos a las seis.
    2. We will leave at 6.
    3. (At) What time are you going to leave?
    4. Back to the original question.

    The only problem with a question such as this "What time are WE doing to leave?": a) are you in the same group as the person asking the question? Then you answer with "We will leave" But b) are you NOT in the group asking the question? Then you will answer with: "Ustedes saldrán..."

    That explanation may be far more than you need, because, happily, you had no trouble with this one!


  • Spanish -

    Saldremos a las seis or Vamos a salir a las seis, or
    Saldrán a las seis or Van a salir a las seis.
    Only remember that is more common ask:

    ¿A qué hora van a salir?

    with the two interrogation marks, do not forget to use both, and without ustedes (Uds.).

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. spanish

    Subjunctive, infinitive, or indicative???
  2. spanish

    "Mañana vamos a ver el último partido del campeonato de béisbol. ¿Quieren Uds. ir con nosotros?
  3. spanish

    How do I answer the following question: Les hizo Ricardo los bocadillos para el picnic a uds?
  4. spanish

    1. The "tú"form of you is used: A all the time B as a sign of respect C with strangers D with friends and peers E only in Spain F only on Mondays Which subjects correspond to the following combinations?
  5. Spanish-8th grade

    I had to use the past tense of either poder or saber to write each sentence 1. tú y yo/mirar la televisión Tú y yo pudimos mirar la televisión. 2. nosotros/viajar Nosostros pudimos viajar. 3. los muchachos/jugar al fútbol Los …
  6. Spanish III Part 2

    Write the correct conjugation of the verb in the preterite tense. 1. abrir - yo 2. escribir - nosotros 3. hablar - tú 4. escuchar - vosotros 5. cantar - ella 6. bailar - ellos 7. contestar - yo 8. limpiar - nosotros 9. correr - tú …
  7. Spanish please help

    I have no idea how to do these. Will somebody please help. Thank you so much. 3. Fill in the blank with the correct verb form: yo/pensar. Yo __________ 4. Fill in the blank with the correct verb form: ella/entender. ella __________ …
  8. Spanish 2

    I need help picking the rightsentence form?

    Will someone check my anwsers? Thanks ¿Quién te sacó estas fotos?
  10. Spanish 1

    Venden Uds. frutas? No, aqui nosotros ____ ropa.

More Similar Questions