Is vosotros used much in the Spanish spoken language or is it often replaced with ustedes?

RolandeA1Kwiziq community member

Is vosotros used much in the Spanish spoken language or is it often replaced with ustedes?

Asked 4 weeks ago
KacperB2Kwiziq community memberCorrect answer

Vosotros is primarily used in Spain and is used as an informal second-person plural, i.e.: used in a group setting, where you are familiar / friendly with the people in the group [think: 'you all' / 'y'all'].

 

Ustedes is used more predominantly in Latin America and can be used for both informal and formal settings. 

Note: Ustedes can also be used in Spain but is reserved for formal situations, e.g.: your boss at work, or strangers.

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Rolande

To add to Kacper comment, there's a bit more information about the use of usted/ustedes and vosotros here if you'd like to read a bit more: 

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Saludos

Inma

Is vosotros used much in the Spanish spoken language or is it often replaced with ustedes?

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