yourself

yourself
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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.pron
1 (refl) 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 ; you yourself said that… vous avez dit vous-même que…, tu as dit toi-même que… ;
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.

Big English-French dictionary. 2003.

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