What does it mean to use “vos” instead of “tú” when speaking Spanish? It’s a phenomenon that has its origins in the Spanish spoken in and where the abovementioned subject change is used when talking to someone. Generally speaking, “vos” is used as a replacement for “tú” in conversations and texts where the people speaking are familiar with each other, which means that this is a fairly informal aspect of the language. On the contrary, “usted” is generally used in situations when there is a greater distance between the participants or when it is a more formal situation.

Just as this usage of “vos” is so prevalent in Argentina and Uruguay, the use of “tú” is clearly identified with and the rest of .

For those with extensive experience in speaking Spanish countries…what do they use?

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