spanish songs that use vos
April 15, 2012 7:18 PM Subscribe
For a project I'm doing, I'm looking for songs in Spanish that demonstrate voseo
(the use of the informal second-person singular pronoun vos
). This way of speaking isn't technically "standard" Spanish, so I don't exactly know how to search for songs that show this usage.
posted by huxham to Writing & Language (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
In standard Spanish, you've got some ways of talking to one person (the second grammatical person):
tú, informal singular || tú hablas inglés
usted, formal singular || usted habla portugués
vosotros, informal plural (Spain) || vosotros habláis francés
ustedes, formal singular || ustedes hablan chino
However, in many parts of Latin America, there is another form for the informal second-person singular: vos. Following the above example sentences, one might say "vos hablás español." Vos replaces tú, and hablás is its accompanying verb form.
I'm doing a little presentation on this whole construction, and I'd like to have some "multimedia" to illustrate the concept, but I'm having a hard time finding songs in Spanish that do so. Do y'all know of any songs that use vos instead of tú forms? Thanks!!!