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"vos" used in Argentina

I am interested in the uses of vos and how it is used in Spanish. Is there a duolingo lesson on it? If not can someone help me?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/elizabethelzby

You can look at these sites to learn about the conjugation of vos:

http://study-spanish-language.com/grammar/conjugating-vos/ http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/240977/conjugation-of-verbs-in-the-form-of-vos http://www.speakinglatino.com/conjugate-the-argentina-vos/ http://www.speakspanishba.com/what-is-vos/ http://spanish.about.com/od/pronouns/a/vos_argentina.htm

Also, here is a website that has phone conversations in Spanish that you can use for listening practice. They do have an option for the Argentinian accent. You can listen to these to get a feel for it. They do not yet have transcripts, but I e-mailed them a few months back, and they said that they are working on making transcripts, and they are hoping to have them by August this year.

https://phone.lingnet.org/default_spanish.asp

You can also listen to this podcast from Argentina: http://desdeelbano.blogspot.com

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fadden3

thank you so much for the resources!!! I will be sure to check them out especially the conversation one. thank you again!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adina_atl

There's a mostly translated article in immersion about its usage. It's not instructions on using it, but rather the history of it and where it's still used. https://www.duolingo.com/translation/4ff2b96b2d8686b66f3247ea0ca37c28

In general I think you would be better off learning it from whoever you might use it with--I have stayed in Costa Rica, another country that uses vos, for a total of twelve months and I've only heard vos used once. In some parts of Central/South America it's very intimate, in other places vulgar, and in yet other places it's considered effeminate for guys to use it. Not something you want to introduce into a conversation unless you know what you are doing.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Julian_L.

I am Argentine. «Vos» is the form of "you" (singular), and has the same use that «tú», but, the "present indicative", "present imperative", "present subjunctive" and "present negative imperative" change. If you want to know how to conjugate, is simple, you must to know how to conjugate with the pronoun «vosotros» (a form of "you" plural used in Spain).

● ̲P̲r̲e̲s̲e̲n̲t̲ ̲i̲n̲d̲i̲c̲a̲t̲i̲v̲e̲: With "-ar" and "-er" verbs (camináis, andáis, saltáis, tenéis, queréis, correís), just remove the "i" (caminás, andás, saltás, tenés, querés, corrés); but, with "-ir" verbs (decís, compartís, subís, pedís), don't change nothing, the conjugation is the same.

●̲ ̲P̲r̲e̲s̲e̲n̲t̲ ̲i̲m̲p̲e̲r̲a̲t̲i̲v̲e̲ ̲(̲n̲o̲r̲m̲a̲l̲)̲: With all verbs (caminad, saltad, comed, corred, tened, decid, compartid, subid, vivid) you must to remove the "D" and add an accent on the last vowel (caminá, saltá, comé, corré, tené, decí, compartí, subí, viví); except with the verb «ir», because the conjugation is «andá»; and with «ver», because the conjugation is «ve», the same form of «tú».

●̲ ̲P̲r̲e̲s̲e̲n̲t̲ ̲i̲m̲p̲e̲r̲a̲t̲i̲v̲e̲ ̲(̲m̲y̲s̲e̲l̲f̲)̲: With all verbs (hacedme, mostradme, indicadme, decidme), remove the "D", nothing more (haceme, mostrame, indicame, decime). This also affects the plural, i.e., to the "ourselves" (hacednos, mostradnos, indicadnos, decidnos → hacenos, mostranos, indicanos, decinos).

●̲ ̲P̲r̲e̲s̲e̲n̲t̲ ̲i̲m̲p̲e̲r̲a̲t̲i̲v̲e̲ ̲(̲y̲o̲u̲r̲s̲e̲l̲f̲)̲: With all verbs (hacedse, mostradse, indicadse, decidse, decididse), you must to remove the "D", and replace the «se» with «te» (hacete, mostrate, indicate, decite, decidite); except with the verb «ir», because the conjugation is «andate»; and with «ver», because the conjugation is «mirate».

● ̲"̲P̲r̲e̲s̲e̲n̲t̲ ̲s̲u̲b̲j̲u̲n̲c̲t̲i̲v̲e̲"̲ ̲a̲n̲d̲ ̲"̲P̲r̲e̲s̲e̲n̲t̲ ̲n̲e̲g̲a̲t̲i̲v̲e̲ ̲i̲m̲p̲e̲r̲a̲t̲i̲v̲e̲"̲: I could to say you that you must to add an accent in the last vowel (hagas, digas, corras, camines, prestes, seas → hagás, digás, corrás, caminés, prestés, seás), but, not all the words follow this rule (mueras → murás / mientas → mintás), so you must do the usual, remove the "i" in the verb (caminéis, digáis, vayáis, muráis, mintáis → caminés, digás, vayás, murás, mintás). Sometimes, the «mintás» is considered as an incorrect word (but exists). REMEMBER use the «no» for the negative imperative (no caminés, no digás, no vayás, no murás, no mintás).

NOTE: The «vos» is also used in Uruguay.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PopTartTastic

I think Julian did the best job of explaining, but I'll just say that "vos" is very similar to "tú" and conjugates similarly to "tú" in present tense, but normally has an accent on the last syllable. The form of "ser" that goes with "vos" is "sos". "Vos sos una manzana."

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eduardo_AG

I'm mexican but, I know that "Vos" = Tú = You (singular)

If someone has some to add, please comment it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fadden3

that is right, do you know if you conjugate the verbs following the same way as tú or is it different?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cric2014

The accentuation of verbs is different, there is a note and an example about that in the first lesson of Spanish from English.

4 years ago

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okay thank you!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fadden3

So there is a lesson on duolingo?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cric2014

I put the link: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/es/Basics-1 Is the first lesson of the course.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

No, but a Google search will reveal several explanations

4 years ago