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do Latino Spanish speakers understand the vosotros conjugation when they hear it?

dexterinthedark
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and likewise the other vosotros pronouns?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlejoPF
AlejoPF
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Conjugations (yo, tú, él, nosotros, vosotros y ellos) are a basic theme we learn in Elementary School, so the vast majority would understand it. Even if someone don't know vosotros conjuagations, using context is easy to understand the message. It's the same for vos conjugations.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adina_atl

I was wondering about vos. But when I saw "tenés" I had no trouble understanding it myself, so I suspected that it would be even easier for a Spanish-speaker.

Me preguntaba sobre vos Pero cuando vi "tenés" lo pudo comprender facílemente, por eso creí que un hablante español comprendería más facíl.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlejoPF
AlejoPF
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Yeah, it's really easy and it's basically the same for vosotros. The only problem is when you're trying to use those forms (if you don't use them at all, of course), it's such a mess.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivanka_ps
Ivanka_ps
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That's interesting. You are Colombian, right? I've never learned that at school (I'm mexican).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isrianth
Isrianth
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I learnt the conjugations in my third year of school ( I think...). It's strange they didn't teach you that.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivanka_ps
Ivanka_ps
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Oh, gosh, I did not pay much attention to what I wrote yesterday. Sure I learned conjugations at elementary school, but they didn't teach us the conjugations for "vosotros".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/raans
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Just out of curiosity: "we" refers to what country/region in particular? Or are you generalizing?

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3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlejoPF
AlejoPF
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I'm pretty sure conjugations are taught, so I suppose I'm generalising.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/raans
raans
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I was asking because I asked some Spanish speaking people about the vosotros form and they discussed what this is (one from Honduras, one from Spain). :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/YESSIKA2014

los latinos no usamos esa forma, pero sí la entendemos.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isrianth
Isrianth
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Recuerdo claramente que sí me enseñaron las conjugaciones de vosotros. Como es parte del Español, sería muy raro que no incluyeran esa conjugación, independientemente de que no es necesario su uso en algunos países.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/YESSIKA2014

sí, claro que la enseñan, por lo manos en mi país. Por eso lo entendemos perfectamente, además no tiene nada de raro para los países latinos que no la usan, todos entienden.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivanka_ps
Ivanka_ps
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A mí no!! Qué rollo con los planes de estudio??? Habrán sido diferentes para cada estado de la República?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isrianth
Isrianth
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¡¿En verdad te extraña que eso suceda en México?! Si llegaste a ver televisión en el pasado, recuerda que, ¡¡¡imprimieron libros de texto con faltas de ortografía!!! Saludos.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivanka_ps
Ivanka_ps
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No veo tele =P. Pero sí me enteré de eso, fue todo un escándalo. De pura casualidad, ¿No ibas en una escuela privada?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivanka_ps
Ivanka_ps
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There are many Spanish dialects, and there are a lot of resources out there (movies, tv programs, soap operas, etc.) that are not in your own dialect.

As a native speaker, I've never had any problem understanding other Spanish dialects. Even in my own country, from one region to another the accent changes, there are different offensive words, we use different "regionalismos", and even things have different names. But we manage to understand each other pretty well.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alejandromx95

we NEVER use vosotros, but some people can understand , and usually confound vosotros with nosotros

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vindicari
vindicari
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seeeeee, si la entendemos

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/solidgitarius
solidgitarius
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From Honduras here, I learned to conjugate vosotros at the school. Also, reading old books, specially the Bible, the Reina-Valera bible version is the most popular for the evangelicals. We also use vos instead of tu informally, but we don't learn it at the school.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivanka_ps
Ivanka_ps
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But of course!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/G0108

Hehe, in Portuguese if we heard someone use "vós" in colloquial speech it would seem so awkward.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivanka_ps
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Haha, and Spanish people think we are way too formal because we use the pronoun "ustedes".

3 years ago