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    Default The use of "vosotros" / "ustedes"

    Hello everybody!

    I would really like the opinion of a native speaker on this matter :P. How strange it is for someone living in Latin America to hear "vosotros" instead of "ustedes" and the other way around? Could someone please give some examples on the different uses.

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    Default vosotros/ustedes

    Hi,
    I am not a native spanish speaker but i know that in some latin american countries, people tend to speak with usted (for a formal you), ustedes (this one is for multiple persons). In some other countries, such as colombia and argentina, they mostly use the "vosotros" such as "vos me entendeis?" when in another country such as venezuela they would say "usted me entiende?"

    Did you understand?

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    En Argentina los pronombres personales que se usan son:

    Yo amo, canto, juego
    Vos amás, cantás, jugás
    El/Ella ama, canta, juega
    Nosotros o nosotras amamos, cantamos, jugamos
    Ustedes aman, cantan, juegan
    Ellos/ellas aman, cantan, juegan

    En Argentina no se usa nunca el "tú" en la segunda persona singular, ni el "vosotros" en la segunda persona plural.

    Te aconsejo esperes las respuestas de otros foristas para que te cuenten cómo se usa en otros países de Amértica Latina, ya que en este foro tenemos el privilegio de contar con gente de todos ellos.

    Un saludo,
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    Hola. In México, the use of "vosotros" or "vos" practically doesn't exist. In my country the pronouns are:

    Yo amo
    Tú amas
    Él/Ella ama
    Nosotros/nosotras amamos
    Ustedes aman
    Ellos/Ellas aman

    When we hear someone using "vosotros" or "vos" we immediately know he or she is a foreigner (or pretends to be one). Hope this helps.

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    Thank you so much! all the answers have been extremely helpful! I am really grateful that you took the time to reply to my post. Have a lovely day everyone!

    Oana

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    Hi oana, in Spain, the use of vosotros is frequent.

    So we must add to Carlos' conjugation the second person plural:

    vosotros amáis

    In Spain voseo and the verb conjugated like in mem's post sound definitely foreign.
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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