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What is the meaning of "tuteándome" in Spanish?

It is the gerund conjugation of verb "tutear", which is "tuteando", plus the personal pronoun "me". "Tutear" means to treat someone with the colloquial singular 2nd person "tú" particle, instead of ...
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Tratamiento formal plural en Argentina: "vosotros" versus "ustedes"

Vosotros no se emplea en Argentina, ni siquiera de manera formal. Hace unos cuantos años se lo podía oír aún, junto con las formas posesivas (vuestro, vuestra, y sus plurales) y las formas verbales de ...
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¿Quiénes son los más afectados por el ustedeo?

Chiste que muestra la amplia diferencia entre "usted" y "tu": El director general de un banco se preocupaba por un joven director estrella que después de un periodo de trabajar junto a él, sin ...
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En España, ¿el Gobierno usa "tú" o "usted"?

Para cualquier correspondencia formal, el estado español usará solo usted (además, usará el tratamiento «don» o «doña» para todos). Es posible encontrar ejemplos del tuteo en, por ejemplo, campañas ...
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Is it OK to use "tú" (tutear) when addressing a stranger in Spain?

I'm not from Spain but I think the following will work anywhere, basically. What you're referring to is called the T–V distinction and, though it shows itself as a distinction between formal and ...
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¿Es "Que sí/ Que no" incorrecto o agresivo como respuesta a una pregunta?

Yes/Indeed, I've tried that puede expresarse como Sí, lo he probado. Efectivamente, lo he probado. El causante del tono agresivo es el "que". En mi opinión se interpreta como: (Ya te he ...
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Do Spaniards care much about "usted"?

Your conclusion is right. Using 'tú' is nowadays the norm in conversations between people who know one another, even in a work environment. Even people who object to the increasing use of 'tú' would ...
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¿Es "Que sí/ Que no" incorrecto o agresivo como respuesta a una pregunta?

Sí se puede entender con esa connotación, porque tiene el sentido de (Ya te he dicho) que sí lo he probado con ese que introduciendo una oración relativa que refiere a un antecedente expreso (...
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What is the etymology of the pronoun "usted"? What formal pronouns existed before?

Evolution and etymology of of usted Usted comes ultimately from the phrase vuestra merced ("your grace"). Between the XIII and XIV centuries, the 'formal' second person singular pronoun vos ...
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¿Quiénes son los más afectados por el ustedeo?

En Argentina y Uruguay, en casi cualquier situación, incluso con desconocidos, se usa el "vos". El "usted" es sólo para casos formales, como ser al referirse a un superior en el trabajo o a un ...
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What is the meaning of "tuteándome" in Spanish?

I think the most accurate yet outdated translation of tutear would be to call thee. As Gabriel Staples said in his comments, in Old English they had two words: thou (second person, singular informal) ...
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Addressing a person in mail, person has a title

As stated on wikipedia Formal salutations. Only written. "Estimado" (+ name or title "Señor". "Sr." is the abbreviation). For male. Example for a man called Juan García: "Estimado Juan" ...
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Use of "usted" to convey formality *and* affection? (in Ecuador)

I do not know much about Ecuadorian way of speaking but since you asked about Colombia let me say this. We mainly use two forms: Usted and Vos. (there are many questions on this site about tuteo and ...
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"Estimado Equipo de (nombre de la empresa)", ¿es correcto?

Descargo de responsabilidad: Esta respuesta está basada en mi interpretación del idioma y por tanto aplica al español de España. Supongamos por un momento que la empresa es ACME. La carta empezaría ...
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Grados de formalidad en las expresiones para ir al baño

La variedad de maneras en que nos referimos a la susodicha habitación y, por metonimia, al acto que realizamos en ella, es impresionante en el mundo hispanoparlante. Que se los llama aseos en España ...
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Using “tener” as English “to have” to ask for things (“can I have...?”)

Replying to my own question, a couple of points: Tener is not used in the same way as English to have when it means "to receive" (an item) or "to consume" (a drink, a bite of something). Tener cannot ...
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Using "he/she" and "usted's" possessive pronoun in a sentence

You don't. There is ambiguity. Without context or further clarification is impossible to know in whose notebook he was writing. Ambiguity is an intrinsic characteristic of human conversations and ...
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¿Por qué cambiar "usted" con "tú"?

Sin conocer el contexto es difícil responder. Usted generalmente expresa respeto, formalidad o distanciamiento, comparado con tú, pero en algunos dialectos es al revés y se usa de manera familiar. Si ...
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Usage of "tú" between men, implying homosexuality?

Regional prevalence Yes, this implication of pronoun use is found in dialects of several central American countries: Autores como Villegas (1963), Micheau (1991), Castro (2000) y la Real Academia ...
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Why can the third person plural also mean ‘you’ like second person but never ‘we‘ like first person?

Maybe you're getting confused with the conjugation of the verbs, e.g. Yo quedo. Tú quedas. Él/ella/Ud. queda. Nosotros quedamos(e.g. we're unemployed) Vosotros quedáis (e.g. "Os habéis quedado ...
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Addressing a person in mail, person has a title

In Spanish the proper way is Dr. (male) or Dra. (female). Both are abbreviations of doctor and doctora, respectively. If you use the whole word, it can be used in lower case, but if you use the ...
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¿Quiénes son los más afectados por el ustedeo?

En Bogotá, Colombia, es demasiado frecuente el "ustedear" de hombre a hombre bajo casi toda circunstancia. Tanto que incluso para mí, bogotano de nacimiento, es demasiado. Puede que conozcas a una ...
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How do I ask someone not to call me "usted"?

Is it ever inappropriate (by situation or geography) to ask to be referred to in the tú form instead of usted? Disclaimer: This answer could be very specific to a region but still answers this part ...
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Use of "usted" to convey formality *and* affection? (in Ecuador)

It seems that the use of "usted" to indicate affection is quite frequent in several countries in Latin America. At a footnote on page 8 of this paper, I have found this statement belonging ...
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When writing a post to people you don't know, which form of address should you use: 'tú', 'usted', or 'ustedes'?

En la Web, por omisión yo diría que debes tutear o vosear a menos que haya una razón para tratar de usted (situación o texto formal, por ejemplo). Eso probablemente se debe a las formas de ...
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Word Order- inversion

Word order in Spanish follows a principle that is (as far as I know) almost universally common: the topic or theme goes first (what you are going to talk about, especially if it is a new subject you ...
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What is the meaning of "tuteándome" in Spanish?

As I am not a native English speaker, I am not sure whether this translations would help to understand the situation. A colossal Bedouin at a desk on the far side of the office stood and shook my ...
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Como decir "lavado de dinero" de mejor manera o mas formal?

La RAE no parece tener mucho inconveniente con decir lavado de dinero, ya que en su Diccionario la entrada para esa palabra tiene como ejemplo de la segunda acepción esa expresión: m. Acción y ...
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