Why is "vos" used?
I just read a thread about the use of "vos", and now I'm wondering why people use it all. . .lol! Esto me hace un poco confudida. . . Also, my Spanish teacher last year told us that one could use "vos" instead of "os" as well, but only in some countries. ¿Por favor, ayúdame? ¡Le doy gracias por su ayuda!
Hi, this was writtien by Benz, our member from Argentina.
"Vos" - folk use it because 1) that's what they say where they live 2} it's traditional in their context (I almost said "milieu" but that would introduce a third language 3) they're trying to make an impression.
I leave it as an exercise for the reader to determine which is appropriate in a specific instance.
I know vos is very popular in Argentina and maybe Uruguay as well? But it is used in subsitution of "tú". It's just a dialect of Spanish, like how España still uses the traditional "vosotros" while other Spanish-speaking countries disgarded it.
I'm not sure exactly of it's origin, but in Brazil to say you is "voce" and they sound similar with a similar meanign. Coincidence maybe?