Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

Why is the abbreviation of Usted(Spanish) Vd.?

Usted Vd.

Ustedes Vds.

but not Ud and Uds?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Because originally it stood for "vuestra merced" (your grace). So I've been told.

  • 1 month ago

    All of them are valid abbreviations, Ud. and Uds. are the most used though...

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