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you

pronoun uk   us   /juː/ // //

you pronoun (PERSON/PEOPLE ADDRESSED)

A1 used to refer to the person or people being spoken or written to: You look nice. I love you. You said I could go with you. You're coming tonight, aren't you? Are you two ready? You painted that yourself? You clever girl!
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you pronoun (PEOPLE GENERALLY)

A2 people in general: You learn to accept these things as you get older. You can't get a driving licence till you're 17 in this country. Too much alcohol is bad for you. How do you get this thing to start?
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