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I was wondering about how to tell someone but I think they are important. I started off wrongly saying “estás importante” but I understand that “eres importante” is correct.

What I don’t understand is the phrase “sos importante,” which my friend who is a native Spanish speaker told me is most correct.

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For future reference if you want to find verb forms you can use the dictionary of the Real Academia. So if you look up ser which is the infinitive and then press the button marked conjugar you will get the full conjugation. Here it is https://dle.rae.es/ser?m=form#conjugaciongZoQ72j

You will see that it gives two second person familiar singular forms tú / vos and alongside them eres / sos the corresponding verb forms. The use of vos is called, not surprisingly voseo and we have a tag for it which will give you more information. As for the coverage of it this question and answers discuss which countries in Latin America use vos.

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  • + 1 but Basically, it Argentina and Uruguay and some parts of Chile. Why not just say that? – Lambie Jul 5 '20 at 17:34
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    @Lambie because voseo is used in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela – DGaleano Jul 6 '20 at 13:29
  • Mostly cono sur, mostly. – Lambie Jul 6 '20 at 19:45
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Actually it is the same, but "sos importante" is commonly used in countries like Argentina. I don't know if it used in other South American countries but definitely used in Argentina.

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  • It is also used in the some regions of Colombia that use voseo – DGaleano Jul 6 '20 at 13:25
  • @DGaleano Oh I didn't know, thank you for the info :) – wilkin25 Jul 6 '20 at 13:56

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