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    Default vosotros

    in the past i was told that this plural, informal form of "you" was used seldom and only a few countries in south america and spain utilize it. i am wondering if i am hearing it in rural nic. is it a verb conjugation that i need to pay attention to?

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    Nicaraguans rock the singular version of vosotros--the "vos" form, but nobody, but nobody uses vosotros.
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    Yes, Nicaragua is one of those few countries. Vos! is sort of like saying, Dude!

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    Default Vos sos loco! (heard on a bus near Tola)

    haha I remember the first time I figured out that they used vos instead of tu and I thought the same thing...I remember in high school learning about vosotros but what is this whole vos thing? 'Course they teach Mexican Spanish in California

    Off topic but you might have noticed that out your way they tend to drop the "s"s in words so "Vamos a Rivas" sounds like "bamo arriba" that is sort of paisano-country talk according to my Managua born and bred wife
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    Quote Originally Posted by drlemcor View Post
    Nicaraguans rock the singular version of vosotros--the "vos" form, but nobody, but nobody uses vosotros.
    Vos and Vosotros are totally 2 different things, they were both used in Spain and Latin America about 200 years ago or more It is an different Dialect.. Vosotros means Ustedes(You Plural) and Vos means Tu(You Singular). In Spain people still use Vosotros and the ancient Spanish..
    For Example: Vosotros comeis Pan(You eat bread)plural...Old Spanish
    Ustedes comen Pan(modern spanish)plural... Modern Spanish

    Vos Estad conmigo(you are with Me) Singular Old Spanish
    Tu estas conmigo(you are with Me)Singular Modern Spanish
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    Default Re: vosotros

    From my limited book learning, I also found out that in various Latin countries it changes from the formal and informal usage. Already mentioned I have never heard it used here in Nicaragua, not once. But back in Canada I over heard a conversation one Spanish lady was having about how badly other Latin counties have ruined the Spanish language and one of the example she gave was the non use of the word vostros. The other complaint she had was inverting the V and B sound as well as dropping the S´s on the end of words.
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    Vosotros is kind of like Ya'll

    I seem to remember El Doc talking about the use of Vos towards him and he implied it may have been sort of racial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randude View Post
    Vosotros is kind of like Ya'll
    Absolutely Correct!
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    Default Re: vosotros

    Vos is y'all, vosotros is all y'all. Get your redneck English right, y'all!

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    Chilo says she uses " Nosotros "
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonh View Post
    Vos is y'all, vosotros is all y'all. Get your redneck English right, y'all!
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