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It's true that some decades ago usted was widely used in Spain. Perhaps the use of tu had something to do with the end of Franco's dictatorship. Just to clarify: We broke free from a one-party (fascist) to a democracy (where communist party became legal)


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I studied Spanish in University in the USA, Costa Rica, and Ecuador. I learned to use voseo/tuteo simultaneously, but I still refer to people close to me in vos(voseo), even when I speak in tuteo I use the pronoun vos. I prefer voseo and usted because of my connections to Central America/Middle part of Ecuador-Quito. I currently live in Nicaragua and we ...



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