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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Title: Language Pedagogy & “Vosotros” Form in Spanish
Submitter: Beate Luo
Description: I totally agree with Brandon Simpson. In addition, I use the ''vosotros''
form to teach the ''vos'' form:

vosotros habláis
vos hablás

vosotros comprendéis
vos comprendés

vosotros vivís
vos vivís

vosotros tenéis
vos tenés

And even if you do not use the ''vosotros'' form yourself, it's helpful to
be able to understand everything. My teacher was a Spaniard and didn't
teach us the ''vos'' form, so when I went to Nicaragua I first didn't
understand the ''vos'' form.

Beate Luo
Feng Chia University, Taiwan
Date Posted: 21-Feb-2008
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
LL Issue: 19.592
Posted: 21-Feb-2008

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