How do you use Voseo in Spanish?
In Spanish grammar, voseo (Spanish pronunciation: [boˈse.o]) is the use of vos as a second-person singular pronoun, along with its associated verbal forms, in certain regions where the language is spoken. In those regions it replaces tuteo, i.e. the use of the pronoun tú and its verbal forms.
Where is Voseo from?
Voseo has been said to date back to roman times, originally used as a formal way of addressing someone (very similar to the French ‘vous’, for any of you polyglot french speakers). Over time, Usted became the formal means of communicating to someone, so in some regions vos was adopted as a replacement for the txfa form.
Is vos disrespectful?
Vos is used when there is a lot of familiarity, but if used out of the familiarity context it can be disrespectful or impolite. In fact, some people use vos in a disdainful way to address a Mayan stranger, but use the formal usted when addressing a ladino (non-Maya) stranger of equal or higher social level.
How many countries use Voseo?