Hello, Kept pressing enter... sorry about that. I get confused as to when to use the "usted" and or "vosotro". Could you please clarify this for me

NicoleB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Hello, Kept pressing enter... sorry about that. I get confused as to when to use the "usted" and or "vosotro". Could you please clarify this for me

Hello,

Kept pressing enter... sorry about that.

I get confused as to when to use the "usted" and or "vosotro".  Could you please clarify this for me.  In Latin America, they use "ustedes" for "you all".  Is vosotros the informal or formal use of "you all"? 

Asked 6 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Nicole

This lesson is about the use of  (the informalyou) andUsted (the formalyou) in Spanish from Spain. Their plural equivalents are Vosotros (the informal you plural) andUstedes (the formal you plural). Usted/ustedes will be used only in formal situations when talking to people you do not know, or specific places like a bank, an interview that are considered more formal. Also sometimes to address elderly people as a form of respect.  and vosotros will be used in all other situations that are more informal, with people you know, friends, family and young people and children. 

As Kwiziq hasn't done yet a Latin American version, this is only focused on the usage of these pronouns in Spain. We are hoping to offer Latin American Spanish lessons soon.

But as you said, in Latin American all or most countries only use "ustedes" for both informal and formal situations. They do not useVosotros

Saludos

Inma

NicoleB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you, Inma.

Hello, Kept pressing enter... sorry about that. I get confused as to when to use the "usted" and or "vosotro". Could you please clarify this for me

Hello,

Kept pressing enter... sorry about that.

I get confused as to when to use the "usted" and or "vosotro".  Could you please clarify this for me.  In Latin America, they use "ustedes" for "you all".  Is vosotros the informal or formal use of "you all"? 

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