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Meaning of “you” in the English Dictionary

"you" in British English

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youpronoun

uk   us   /juː/ // //
  • you pronoun (PERSON/PEOPLE ADDRESSED)

A1 used to refer to the ​person or ​people being ​spoken or written to: You ​looknice. 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? That's ​great!

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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 ​drivinglicence 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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(Definition of you from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"you" in American English

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youpronoun

 us   /ju, /
  • you pronoun (PERSON/PEOPLE)

the ​person or ​peoplespoken to: You ​looknice. I ​love you. Are you two ​ready?
  • you pronoun (PEOPLE GENERALLY)

people in ​general; anyone: How do you get this thing to ​start?
(Definition of you from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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