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Difference between tú and tu (you and your) (singular informal)

There are words in Spanish which change their meaning depending on if they have or do not have a written accent.

Let's look at "tú" vs "tu".

  • is a subject personal pronoun.
  • It has a written accent on the u and it is a single word.
  • The direct English translation is you (singular informal).

For example:

Tú eres inteligente.
You are intelligent. ("You" singular informal)

Tu

  • Tu is written without an accent on the u.
  • It is a possessive adjective.
  • The direct English translation is your (singular informal).

For example:

Soy tu madre.
I am your mum. ("Your" singular informal)

 Here are some more examples:

Tú tienes un perro negro.
You have a black dog. ("You" singular informal)

María habla con tu amigo.
Maria talks to your friend. ("Your" singular informal)

  • you
  • Tuyour

 

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Examples and resources

Tú tienes un perro negro.
You have a black dog. ("You" singular informal)


María habla con tu amigo.
Maria talks to your friend. ("Your" singular informal)


Tú eres inteligente.
You are intelligent. ("You" singular informal)


Soy tu madre.
I am your mum. ("Your" singular informal)


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