us Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “us” in the English Dictionary

"us" in British English

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uk   us   strong /ʌs/ weak /əs/

us pronoun (GROUP)

A1 used as the ​object of a ​verb or a ​preposition to refer to a ​group that ​includes the ​speaker and at least one other ​person: Thank you for ​driving us to the ​station. Many of us in the ​editorialdepartmentdisagree with the ​changes that are ​happening.
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us pronoun (ME)

UK not standard (​especially used in ​spokenEnglish) me: Give us a ​light, ​mate. Give us it here and I'll ​see if I can ​mend it.


uk   us   strong /ʌs/ weak /əs/ Northern English not standard
our: Where've you ​parked us ​car?
(Definition of us from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"us" in American English

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uspronoun [pl]

 us   /ʌs, əs/
the ​personspeaking with other ​peopleincluded; the ​form of "we" that ​follows the ​verb: Thanks for giving us a ​lift to the ​airport.

USnoun [U]

 us   /ˈjuˈes/
abbreviation forUnitedStates: a US ​citizen
(Definition of us from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “us”
in Korean 우리…
in Arabic نَحْن…
in Malaysian kita…
in French nous…
in Russian нам, нас, собой…
in Chinese (Traditional) 集體, (用作動詞或介詞的受詞)我們…
in Italian noi, ci…
in Turkish bizi, bize…
in Polish nas, nam, nami…
in Spanish nos, nosotros, nosotras…
in Vietnamese chúng tôi, chúng ta…
in Portuguese nos, nós…
in Thai เรา…
in German uns…
in Catalan ens, nosaltres, a nosaltres…
in Japanese 私達を, 私達に(”we” の目的格)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 集体, (用作动词或介词的宾语)我们…
in Indonesian kami…
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