Use of ti

Edwyn-G

Edwyn-G

Can someone clarify the use of ti for me? As up posed to te and tu? Can you give me some examples with translations? Thanks
Edwyn-G

Edwyn-G

I meant opposed. Sorry; typo.
Patrice-B

Patrice-B

Hola Edwyn, I am definitely not a Spanish grammar expert but I will share what I believe to be true. ti - This is a pronoun used after the preposition "con". I believe it falls in the category of being irregular. Conmigo (with me) contigo (with you) and consigo (with himself, herself, yourself, yourselves, themselves). An example: Yo puedo ir contigo. I can go with you. ¿Puede ir conmigo? Can you go with me? te - This is a direct object pronoun. It goes with: (me, te, lo, la, nos, os, los, las) These along with the indirect object pronouns give me headaches! I believe it answers the question of who or what in a sentence. An example: No te llamé. I did not call you. Or, another example: Te lo di. I gave it to you. te - This is also a reflexive pronoun. (me, te, se, nos, os, se) An example: Te levantas. You get up. Me levanto. I get up. tu - Without the accent mark, this is an adjective. (mi, mis, tu, tus, su, sus, I am unsure of what the others are) For example: Tu lección. Your lesson. This has singular and plural. Tus lecciónes. Your lessons. tú - With the accent mark it is a regular pronoun. For example: Tú eres mi amigo. You are my friend. I hope this helps you see SOME of the differences.
Edwyn-G

Edwyn-G

Thanks Patrice . I am still not clear about ti on its own. Its a bit tricky isn't it?
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

Edwyn: according to "English Grammar for Students of Spanish," ti is a pronoun used as an object of a preposition, as in: El dinero es para ti. The money is FOR you. PARA is the preposition, ti is its object. Hope this helps a little bit. Dan
Patrice-B

Patrice-B

Edwyn, Yes, tricky it is! Thanks Dan, for the additional clarification/explanation. I will say it again that these forums are beneficial and they have become an integral part in my learning more Spanish. Gracias de nuevo.
Edwyn-G

Edwyn-G

Thanks Dan and Patrice. I saw a chocolate shop in Sucre Bolivia called Para Ti so I had seen that one before in real life. Anyone got some more examples?- that was a good one Dan and the definition helped. I will always associate ti in my mind with you guys and with that chocolate shop in Sucre.
Patrice-B

Patrice-B

Association is definitely an effective learning tool. One of my favorite associations for an example of a command is printed on the plastic bag of my groceries. ¡Que tenga un buen día!

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