I was reading my Spanish textbook, and I came across the pronoun Vosotros.

Why is vosotros/as plural (and ustedes) plural when they mean "you", which is singular?

In English "you" is singular and "they" is plural. I remember reading a thread on this board about vosotros. Has Spain decided to not use vosotros? How should I treat the word vosotros when I use it? Within what type of context would vosotros make sense?
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Ghost Writer
I was reading my Spanish textbook, and I came across the pronoun Vosotros.

Why is vosotros/as plural (and ustedes) plural when they mean "you", which is singular?

In English "you" is singular and "they" is plural. I remember reading a thread on this board about vosotros. Has Spain decided to not use vosotros? How should I treat the word vosotros when I use it? Within what type of context would vosotros make sense?

Hopefully this will clear up some of your confusions.

Vosotros/as and ustedes is the plural form you(tú, usted). Getting into English grammar, you is singular and plural at the same time. Some people use "you all" to differentiate

between you singular and you plural, although any other form of "you" is grammatically incorrect.

In addition, "they" (-ellos/as) is the plural of he/she (él,ella)

Also, vosotros/as is only used in Spain.
Am I suppose to be thinking of people as a collective when I use vosotros?
How am I suppose to be thinking of the word?

Perhaps this is out of Spanish, but when a person creates a thread and uses "you", would you consider the person to be talking to an individual or individuals?
When I use "usted,vosostros/as" should I be thinking of individuals and not individual?
What's the best way to think about its usage?
Moreover, ustedes is the formal second person plural and vosotros is the informal second person plural in Spain, whereas "ustedes" is used in formal or informal contexts in America.

Ustedes is conjugated as "ellos": ustedes juegan, ellos juegan.

Saludos
So vosotros and etc. pertain to the phrase "all of you"?
*Please see the third post if you didn't see it.*
Vosotros and ustedes is the second person plural.
and usted is the second person singular.

When I read English texts, you means just the second person plural or singular depending on the context, however, if you are writing in a forum, you'll think of plural (people not of only a person).

Saludos
is spanish hard i really wanna know because i have a piece of my family that speak it and everytime i hear it i iamagine the i can speak it and i want to lear how can i learn from these website?can you help me ?

from,katie jones Emotion: smile
OK, here's another try:

(informal)/ usted (formal) = you --> e.g. Where are you from? (talking to one person).
vosotros / -as (in Spain) = y'all --> Where are y'all from? (talking to a group of people)
ustedes (in America) = vosotros in Spain = y'all

ellos / ellas = they --> e.g. Where are they from, as in Where are John and Kelly from? (talking about a group of people)

I hope that makes it clear!
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Ghost Writer
I was reading my Spanish textbook, and I came across the pronoun Vosotros.

Why is vosotros/as plural (and ustedes) plural when they mean "you", which is singular?

In English "you" is singular and "they" is plural. I remember reading a thread on this board about vosotros. Has Spain decided to not use vosotros? How should I treat the word vosotros when I use it? Within what type of context would vosotros make sense?

Hopefully this will clear up some of your confusions.

Vosotros/as and ustedes is the plural form you(tú, usted). Getting into English grammar, you is singular and plural at the same time. Some people use "you all" to differentiate

between you singular and you plural, although any other form of "you" is grammatically incorrect.

In addition, "they" (-ellos/as) is the plural of he/she (él,ella)

Also, vosotros/as is only used in Spain.

You didn't clear up any confusions at all. You say that "you" is both singular AND plural in English. So use "you" in English as a plural form then maybe you'll clear up our confusion about using "vosotros" Because personally, I want to learn how to use it because I'm gonna be goin to España in a few years.
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