Lorenzo is best... It"s tus profesores, or sus profesores...because " profesores" is plural. For that same reason, you would certainly say "te gustan" .

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Seeing that you are trying to understand the difference at its most basic level, "tu" or "tus" means "yours" as soon as you are speaking in a friendly, informal means.

"Su" or "sus" implies "yours" once you are making use of an extra respectful tone and addressing someone as "Usted" or "ustedes". It also serves for "his" or " hers".

"Esta es su libro" can expect "this is your book/his book/her book." It need to either be understood within the context of the conversation or clarified. For instance, if you want to say "his book", you can say "Esta es el libro de él" to stop any kind of confusion.

I hope this helps. I"m not a indigenous and there are probably others that have the right to define much better, but current write-ups by extremely respected administrators have urged me to offer help when possible.

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updated DIC 14, 2011
posted by MLucie
thank you , that aided a lot. - fischerjen, DIC 14, 2011
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The difference is that "su" is formal and " tu" is informal.

The "tu" develop would certainly be provided as soon as you recognize well the person you are talking to or someone who is younger than you.

The "su" create would certainly be used if you do not recognize a perchild or are formally speaking to someone.

So it would certainly probably be "te gusta" because the student is talking to another student. It would certainly be everyday informal conversation. It"s choose saying "Hey, carry out you prefer your teacher?" vs. "Are you pleased via your teacher?"


updated DIC 14, 2011
posted by MeLlamoWaverly
Also, it would be "sus profesores" bereason "sus" is plural. - MeLlamoWaverly, DIC 14, 2011
And " te gustan" or "le gustan". - MLucie, DIC 14, 2011
te gustan bereason "te" is a form of "tu" - MeLlamoWaverly, DIC 14, 2011
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After correcting the error regarding plurals, it would certainly depfinish on what he was trying to say. . .one would more than likely be even more common in many conmessages, the various other in others.


updated DIC 14, 2011
edited by lorenzo9
posted by lorenzo9
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tu - your

tú - you

su - his/her/it/usted/their...


updated DIC 14, 2011
posted by Rey_Mysterio
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The difference is that "su" is formal and " tu" is informal.

This is true if you assume that the possessive pronoun is "your". In this case one student can also be asking, "Do you prefer his professors?" In which situation it would certainly be "sus", informal or not.


updated DIC 14, 2011
posted by Jeremias
True. But the context looks as if is "tu" to me. :) - MeLlamoWaverly, DIC 14, 2011
You beat me to it. - 0074b507, DIC 14, 2011
Of course I agree the context argues your, it's just that it could additionally expect his or her. Just being thounstable. - Jeremias, DIC 14, 2011
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The difference might be among formal vs informal usage, yet as lorenzo says, it counts on what is trying to be sassist.

¿Te gusta su profesores? or ¿Te gusta tu profesores?

¿Te gustan los profesores tuyos? ¿Le gustan los profesores suyos? is a formal vs informal question of exactly how you are saying "you" and "yours".

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But the sentence can likewise be:

¿Te gustan los profesores de ella/él? Do you choose his/her teachers? Now we are not discussing formal vs informal usage.

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updated DIC 14, 2011
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