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Basic rules of "Vosotros" (Castillian Spanish)

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I am hoping that someday there will be an option for Castillian Spanish (Spain). But for now, here are some good links:

http://www.indiana.edu/~spangram/GENGRAM/vosotros.html http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/informcomm2.htm

Basic rules: If verb ends in -ar, add ending -áis: (hablar) Habláis (means "You-all speak") If verb ends in -er, add ending -éis: (come) Coméis (means "You-all eat") If verb ends in -ir, add ending -ís: (vivir) Vivís (means "You-all live")

But, of course, there are contradictions, and these are just rules for this form.

Some verbs that you should know are "(vosotros) Sois", which means you are (permanently), and "(vosotros) Estáis" which means you are (currently). Also "Nuestro gato" means "Our cat" and "Vuestro gato" means "Your (plural) cat". Not too difficult to remember. Hope this helped!

Quick tip: If you want to sound like a Spaniard, pronounce "z" with a "th" sound instead of an "s" sound. Example: "zapato" would be pronounced "thapato" instead of "sapato".

Edit: Forgot to mention that "vosotros" can also be feminine:

Vosotras -- feminine Vosotros -- masculine and mixed

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Vosotros is the plural form of tú, and Ustedes is still the plural of Usted, the formal you.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aedificare

Nice, thanks.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Penelope_V

this has been really helpful. it took me ages to realize that we use the latin american version of spanish here and vosotros is not used at all. thank you

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saminman
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I have tried before to use "vosotros" as a translation for "you". I am usually met with success. The same thing goes for "vos".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
Samsta
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Good to know! Thanks! But you have to keep in mind that you have to use a different verb ending.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KennyDiaz

it's very easy vosotros is plural means : you all, but that is in Spain, because in Latinamerica, they say "ustedes" (you all)
Spain accent (you all) : Vosotros latinamerica accent (you all) : ustedes

4 years ago