yourself

yourself
[jɔː'self, jʊə-]
pronome
1) (reflexive) (informal) ti, te, te stesso (-a); (polite) si, sé, se stesso (-a); (after preposition) (informal) te, te stesso (-a); (polite) sé, se stesso (-a)

have you hurt yourself? — ti sei, si è fatto male?

you were pleased with yourself — eri soddisfatto di te (stesso), era soddisfatto di sé, di se stesso

2) (emphatic) (informal) tu stesso (-a), te stesso (-a); (polite) lei stesso (-a); (after preposition) (informal) te, te stesso (-a); (polite) lei, lei stesso (-a)

you yourself said that... — tu stesso hai detto, lei stesso ha detto che...

for yourself — per te (stesso), per lei (stesso)

3) (expressions)

(all) by yourself — tutto da solo, da te, da lei

you're not yourself today — oggi non sei (in) te, non è lei, non è in sé

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Note:
Like the other you forms, yourself may be either an informal pronoun to be used between close friends and family members or a polite form to be used when speaking to anyone you do not know very well; therefore, yourself should be translated accordingly in Italian. - When used as a reflexive pronoun, direct and indirect, yourself is translated by ti or Si (polite form), which are always placed before the verb: did you hurt yourself? = ti sei fatto male? Si è fatto male? - In imperatives, however, ti is joined to the verb to form a single word: help yourself! = serviti! The polite form equivalent, in which the imperative is not to be used, is: Si serva! - When used as an emphatic to stress the corresponding personal pronoun, the translation is tu / Lei stesso or anche tu / Lei: you said so yourself = l'hai detto tu stesso, l'ha detto Lei stesso; you're a stranger here yourself, aren't you? = anche tu sei / Lei è forestiero da queste parti, non è vero? - When used after a preposition, yourself is translated by te / Lei or te / Lei stesso: you can be proud of yourself = puoi essere orgoglioso di te / te stesso, può essere orgoglioso di Lei / di Lei stesso. - For a full note on the use of the tu, voi and Lei forms in Italian, see the entry you. - Note that the difference between you and yourself is not always made clear in Italian: compare she's looking at you = lei ti sta guardando and you're looking at yourself in the mirror = ti stai guardando allo specchio, or Jane works for you = Jane lavora per te and you work for yourself = tu lavori per te / te stesso. - (All) by yourself is translated by da solo, which means alone and/or without help. - For particular usages see below
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[jɔː'self, jʊə-]
pronome
1) (reflexive) (informal) ti, te, te stesso (-a); (polite) si, sé, se stesso (-a); (after preposition) (informal) te, te stesso (-a); (polite) sé, se stesso (-a)

have you hurt yourself? — ti sei, si è fatto male?

you were pleased with yourself — eri soddisfatto di te (stesso), era soddisfatto di sé, di se stesso

2) (emphatic) (informal) tu stesso (-a), te stesso (-a); (polite) lei stesso (-a); (after preposition) (informal) te, te stesso (-a); (polite) lei, lei stesso (-a)

you yourself said that... — tu stesso hai detto, lei stesso ha detto che...

for yourself — per te (stesso), per lei (stesso)

3) (expressions)

(all) by yourself — tutto da solo, da te, da lei

you're not yourself today — oggi non sei (in) te, non è lei, non è in sé

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Note:
Like the other you forms, yourself may be either an informal pronoun to be used between close friends and family members or a polite form to be used when speaking to anyone you do not know very well; therefore, yourself should be translated accordingly in Italian. - When used as a reflexive pronoun, direct and indirect, yourself is translated by ti or Si (polite form), which are always placed before the verb: did you hurt yourself? = ti sei fatto male? Si è fatto male? - In imperatives, however, ti is joined to the verb to form a single word: help yourself! = serviti! The polite form equivalent, in which the imperative is not to be used, is: Si serva! - When used as an emphatic to stress the corresponding personal pronoun, the translation is tu / Lei stesso or anche tu / Lei: you said so yourself = l'hai detto tu stesso, l'ha detto Lei stesso; you're a stranger here yourself, aren't you? = anche tu sei / Lei è forestiero da queste parti, non è vero? - When used after a preposition, yourself is translated by te / Lei or te / Lei stesso: you can be proud of yourself = puoi essere orgoglioso di te / te stesso, può essere orgoglioso di Lei / di Lei stesso. - For a full note on the use of the tu, voi and Lei forms in Italian, see the entry you. - Note that the difference between you and yourself is not always made clear in Italian: compare she's looking at you = lei ti sta guardando and you're looking at yourself in the mirror = ti stai guardando allo specchio, or Jane works for you = Jane lavora per te and you work for yourself = tu lavori per te / te stesso. - (All) by yourself is translated by da solo, which means alone and/or without help. - For particular usages see below

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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