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90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

determiner, pronoun strongyou pronunciation in American English /ju/ weakyou pronunciation in American English //you pronunciation in American English //
You can be used in the following ways:
as a subject or object pronoun: What do you want?I like you.I’ll make the tea for you.
as a determiner: You children had better go to bed now.
  1. 1
    used for referring to the person or people that you are talking or writing to

    Do you like oranges?

    I can’t really trust you, can I?

    Is there anything I can do to show you how sorry I am?

    I want to go to my room, if you don’t mind.

    I’ll give it to you if you want it.

    Tonight you men can wash the dishes.

    I didn’t see you girls sitting there.

  2. 2
    used for referring to people in general

    He wasn’t very good-looking, but you could tell he thought he was.

    When you’re with him, he makes you feel very important.

    If you exercise every day, you’ll feel a lot better.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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