Meaning of you in English:


Pronunciation /juː/

Translate you into Spanish


  • 1second person singular or plural Used to refer to the person or people that the speaker is addressing.

    ‘are you listening?’
    • ‘I love you’
    • ‘If I could have one wish, it would be for you to never stop loving me.’
    • ‘We will always love you, and revere your amazing grace in that wonderful season.’
    • ‘If you have a story or information you would like to be included we would love to hear from you.’
    • ‘You cannot see that I would have loved you forever if you had only loved her the same way’
    • ‘You can comment on a show or a gig you've been to and you either loved or hated.’
    • ‘I would love to give you more officers, but we have a set number and a lot of pressure on us to meet targets.’
    • ‘My love for you is true and fills my mind and heart with a blinding passion that simply overwhelms me.’
    • ‘I'd love to tell you that Celtic are the only team in for him and that all is rosy.’
    • ‘I might not be able to write much when it kicks off as we will be moving around, but I love you so much.’
    1. 1.1Used to refer to the person being addressed together with other people regarded in the same class.
      • ‘you Americans’
    2. 1.2Used in exclamations to address one or more people.
      ‘you fools’
      • ‘hey, you!’
    3. 1.3West Indian Your.
      • ‘I didn't know that was you nickname’
  • 2second person singular or plural Used to refer to any person in general.

    ‘after a while, you get used to it’
    • ‘It's a more general thing, where you just get gradually drawn in to the centre of the whirlpool.’
    • ‘There is a general board where you can enter your own ideas for future discussion.’
    • ‘This leaflet tells you what general line you should take.’
    • ‘The whole idea of the monarchy, and titles in general, is that you do not pick and choose.’
    • ‘Remember when the Internet was full of expensively generated content that cost you not a bean?’
    • ‘Generally in society you have the break up of the community and the rise of individualism.’
    • ‘It is generally understood that if you start to miss services, your child will not get in.’
    • ‘Chickenpox is a very common illness that causes a rash and can make you feel generally unwell.’
    • ‘In every militant statement you can see a mix of the general and the specific.’
    • ‘However, in general do not simply increase the premiums you pay into your endowment.’
    • ‘Because of you, we go into the next General Election as the only party able to unite Britain.’
    • ‘In general though, the more you spend on your holiday, the better the food will taste.’
    • ‘Please note that our general policy is go by the way you sign yourself in the body of the email.’
    • ‘Here is a simple calculator to show you some terms of a General Fibonacci Series.’
    • ‘At one point you have to go through a constriction, but in general it's easy going.’
    • ‘Once you remove the need for a general anaesthetic open repair is far more cost effective.’
    • ‘The best way to make sure that you pass on the best to the next generation is to strengthen your own family unit.’
    • ‘It's programmed so that you walk, talk and generally behave just as a human being would.’
    • ‘As most of you will know, carp generally move around a lot less in winter than they do in summer.’
    • ‘If you are poor with the ball it generally makes it tougher when you haven't got it.’


    you and yours
    • You together with your family and close friends.

      ‘I'll give you a good price seeing it's you and yours’
      • ‘From my family and I to you and yours, I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous and successful New Year.’
      • ‘Do you and yours play the family shopping game, Deception?’
      • ‘It's much harder to deny someone their legal rights or to consign them to the fires of hell when they are in front of you with their families, looking not that different from you and yours.’
      • ‘All right, Amy Dickinson, happy holidays to you and yours.’
      • ‘We would also be happy to hear news of you and yours or pass on any special greetings you may have.’
      • ‘May God bless you and yours always.’
      • ‘A very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.’
      • ‘If it's just you and yours, don't sweat, you can still enjoy a moment of piece and quiet.’
      • ‘The decisions rest solely on you and yours.’
      • ‘There is something I want Miss Archer here to tell you and yours after my two guys leave.’


Old English ēow, accusative and dative of gē (see ye), of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch u and German euch. During the 14th century you began to replace ye, thou, and thee; by the 17th century it had become the ordinary second person pronoun for any number and case.