yourself

yourself
yourself [jʊəˈself]
personal pronoun
(plural yourselves) [jʊəˈselvz]
(reflexive direct and indirect) te, vous, vous pl ; (after preposition) toi, vous, vous pl ; (emphatic) toi-même, vous-même, vous-mêmes pl
• have you hurt yourself? tu t'es fait mal ? vous vous êtes fait mal ?
• are you enjoying yourself? tu t'amuses bien ? vous vous amusez bien ?
• you never speak about yourself tu ne parles jamais de toi vous ne parlez jamais de vous
• how are you? -- fine, and yourself? (inf) comment vas-tu ? -- très bien, et toi ?
► by yourself tout seul
• did you do it by yourself? tu l'as or vous l'avez fait tout seul ?
* * *
[jɔː'self], US [jʊər'self]
Note: For a full note on the use of the vous and tu forms in French, see the entry you
When used as a reflexive pronoun, direct and indirect, yourself is translated by vous or familiarly te or t' before a vowel: you've hurt yourself = vous vous êtes fait mal or tu t'es fait mal
In imperatives, the translation is vous or toi: help yourself = servez-vous or sers-toi
When used in emphasis the translation is vous-même or toi-même: you yourself don't know = vous ne savez pas vous-même or tu ne sais pas toi-même
After a preposition the translation is vous or vous-même or toi or toi-même: you can be proud of yourself = vous pouvez être fier de vous or vous-même, tu peux être fier de toi or toi-même
pronoun
1) (reflexive) vous, te, (before vowel) t'

have you hurt yourself? — est-ce que tu t'es fait mal?

2) (in imperatives) vous, toi
3) (emphatic) vous-même, toi-même
4) (after prep) vous, vous-même, toi, toi-même
5) (expressions)

(all) by yourself — tout seul/toute seule

you're not yourself today — tu n'as pas l'air dans ton assiette aujourd'hui


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