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redhead31293 April 26, 2012 10:53 PM

Spanish Letters!
 
Hello! I am writing to children in a Honduras orphanage, and I was wondering if this would be right.

I want to say "Remember, you(formal) can make your dreams come true!"

"Recuerde usted,¡puede realizar sus sueños!"

Rusty April 26, 2012 11:00 PM

Something written to children (plural) should be written in third-person plural. If you're writing to a child, you should use a second-person singular form.

There's no reason to include the personal pronoun with the command.

redhead31293 April 26, 2012 11:15 PM

Yeah, I wasn't sure if I should use the formal you because these children can be from age 7-17, I don't know how old the child is. Do you think I should use the informal you even if he could be 17?

Rusty April 26, 2012 11:28 PM

Yes.

redhead31293 April 26, 2012 11:30 PM

Ok! Thanks :)

micho April 27, 2012 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rusty (Post 124294)
Something written to children (plural) should be written in third-person plural. If you're writing to a child, you should use a second-person singular form.

There's no reason to include the personal pronoun with the command.

En Honduras se usa el "vos" en la segunda persona del singular de los verbos y casi desconocen el "tu". (Se conjugan distinto. Es el mismo caso que ocurre en Argentina y Uruguay).

"Remember, you(formal) can make your dreams come true!": Recordá, vos podés hacer realidad vuestros sueños.
¡Cuidado con lo que he escrito! ¡En España no se usa el vos y no sabemos utilizarlo!

AngelicaDeAlquezar April 27, 2012 03:29 PM

@Micho: No es que no lo conozcan; nomás no lo usan.
El uso de "vos" que citas, es el "you" informal, igual al tú, y los pronombres correspondientes son los mismos del tú.

· Vos podés realizar tus sueños.
· ¿Cómo te llamás vos?

micho April 28, 2012 03:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AngelicaDeAlquezar (Post 124325)
@Micho: No es que no lo conozcan; nomás no lo usan.
El uso de "vos" que citas, es el "you" informal, igual al tú, y los pronombres correspondientes son los mismos del tú.

· Vos podés realizar tus sueños.
· ¿Cómo te llamás vos?

!Ya me lo presentía! gracias


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