yourselves

yourselves
[jɔː'selvz, jʊə-]
pronome
1) (reflexive) vi; (after preposition) voi, voi stessi, voi stesse

have you hurt yourselves? — vi siete fatti male?

you were pleased with yourselves — eravate soddisfatti di voi (stessi)

2) (emphatic) voi stessi, voi stesse

you yourselves said that... — voi stessi avete detto che...

for yourselves — per voi (stessi)

3) (expressions)

all by yourselves — tutto da soli

you're not yourselves today — oggi non siete (in) voi

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Note:
Like the other you forms, yourselves 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 more than one person you do not know very well; therefore, yourselves should be translated accordingly in Italian. - When used as a reflexive pronoun, direct and indirect, yourselves is translated by vi or Si (polite form), which is always placed before the verb: did you hurt yourselves? = vi siete fatti male? / Si sono fatti male? - In imperatives, however, vi is joined to the verb to form a single word: help yourselves! = servitevi! The polite form equivalent, in which the imperative is not to be used, is: Si servano! - When used as an emphatic to stress the corresponding personal pronoun, the translation is voi stessi (masculine or mixed gender) / voi stesse (feminine gender) or anche voi: you said so yourselves = l'avete detto voi stessi; you're strangers here yourselves, aren't you? = anche voi siete forestieri da queste parti, non è vero? The equivalent polite forms with Loro - l'hanno detto Loro stessi, anche Loro sono forestieri da queste parti, non è vero? - are very rarely used in modern Italian. - When used after a preposition, yourselves is translated by voi or voi stessi / voi stesse or Loro / Loro stessi: you can be proud of yourselves = potete essere orgogliosi di voi / voi stessi, possono essere orgogliosi di Loro stessi. - 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 yourselves is not always made clear in Italian: compare she's looking at you = lei vi sta guardando and you're looking at yourselves in the mirror = vi state guardando allo specchio, or Jane works for you = Jane lavora per voi and you work for yourselves = voi lavorate per voi / voi stessi. - (All) by yourselves is translated by da soli / da sole, which means alone and/or without help. - For particular usages see below
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[jɔː'selvz, jʊə-]
pronome
1) (reflexive) vi; (after preposition) voi, voi stessi, voi stesse

have you hurt yourselves? — vi siete fatti male?

you were pleased with yourselves — eravate soddisfatti di voi (stessi)

2) (emphatic) voi stessi, voi stesse

you yourselves said that... — voi stessi avete detto che...

for yourselves — per voi (stessi)

3) (expressions)

all by yourselves — tutto da soli

you're not yourselves today — oggi non siete (in) voi

••
Note:
Like the other you forms, yourselves 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 more than one person you do not know very well; therefore, yourselves should be translated accordingly in Italian. - When used as a reflexive pronoun, direct and indirect, yourselves is translated by vi or Si (polite form), which is always placed before the verb: did you hurt yourselves? = vi siete fatti male? / Si sono fatti male? - In imperatives, however, vi is joined to the verb to form a single word: help yourselves! = servitevi! The polite form equivalent, in which the imperative is not to be used, is: Si servano! - When used as an emphatic to stress the corresponding personal pronoun, the translation is voi stessi (masculine or mixed gender) / voi stesse (feminine gender) or anche voi: you said so yourselves = l'avete detto voi stessi; you're strangers here yourselves, aren't you? = anche voi siete forestieri da queste parti, non è vero? The equivalent polite forms with Loro - l'hanno detto Loro stessi, anche Loro sono forestieri da queste parti, non è vero? - are very rarely used in modern Italian. - When used after a preposition, yourselves is translated by voi or voi stessi / voi stesse or Loro / Loro stessi: you can be proud of yourselves = potete essere orgogliosi di voi / voi stessi, possono essere orgogliosi di Loro stessi. - 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 yourselves is not always made clear in Italian: compare she's looking at you = lei vi sta guardando and you're looking at yourselves in the mirror = vi state guardando allo specchio, or Jane works for you = Jane lavora per voi and you work for yourselves = voi lavorate per voi / voi stessi. - (All) by yourselves is translated by da soli / da sole, which means alone and/or without help. - For particular usages see below

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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