yourself

yourself
yourself [{{t}}jɔ:'self] (pl yourselves [{{t}}-'selvz])
pronoun
(a) (personally → polite use) vous-même; (→ familiar use) toi-même;
do it yourself faites-le vous-même/fais-le toi-même;
do it yourselves faites-le vous-mêmes;
you've kept the best seats for yourselves vous avez gardé les meilleures places pour vous;
sort it out among yourselves débrouillez-vous entre vous;
see for yourself tu n'as qu'à voir par toi-même;
tell us something about yourself parle-nous de toi/parlez-nous de vous;
did you come by yourself? vous êtes venu tout seul?/tu es venu tout seul?;
did you mend the fuse (by) yourself? vous avez remplacé le fusible tout seul?/tu as remplacé le fusible tout seul?;
did you make it yourself? l'avez-vous fait vous-même?/l'as-tu fait toi-même?;
you don't look quite yourself vous n'avez pas l'air dans votre assiette/tu n'as pas l'air dans ton assiette;
just be yourself sois naturel/soyez naturel
(b) (reflexive use)
did you hurt yourself? est-ce que vous vous êtes/tu t'es fait mal?;
did you enjoy yourself? est-ce que c'était bien?;
you were talking to yourself tu parlais tout seul/vous parliez tout seul;
speak for yourself! parle pour toi!;
just look at yourself! regarde-toi donc!
you don't seem yourself today tu n'as pas l'air dans ton assiette aujourd'hui/vous n'avez pas l'air dans votre assiette aujourd'hui
(c) (emphatic use)
you told me yourself, you yourself told me vous me l'avez dit vous-même, c'est vous-même qui me l'avez dit/tu me l'as dit toi-même, c'est toi-même qui me l'as dit;
you must have known yourself that they wouldn't accept vous-même, vous auriez dû savoir qu'ils n'accepteraient pas/toi-même, tu aurais dû savoir qu'ils n'accepteraient pas
(d) (impersonal use)
you have to know how to look after yourself in the jungle dans la jungle, il faut savoir se défendre tout seul ou se débrouiller soi-même;
you're supposed to help yourself on est censé se servir soi-même

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