¿Qué Onda Vos? A Series on Speaking Guatemalan Spanish

“¿Qué onda vos?” is XelaWho’s a monthly guide to speaking Spanish Guatemalan style. This month’s topic:  conjugation of vos, the most informal and personal form of “you”.

Conjugating vos in the present tense
-AR, -ER and -IR verbs are conjugated into the present tense by dropping the “r” and adding ” -ás,” ” -és” or ” -ís,” respectively. The only irregular verbs that don’ t follow this pattern are ser (sos) and ir (vas).

Examples:
Chupás bastante, vos.
Vos tenés huevos.

Conjugating vos using commands
-AR, -ER and -IR verbs are conjugated in commands by dropping the ” r” and adding ” -á,” ” -é” or ” -í,” respectively. The only irregular verb that doesn’ t follow this pattern is ir (andá).

Examples:
¡Veníte vos!
Andá con ganas, vos.

Conjugating vos in past perfect
Use the same conjugation as you would for ” tu,” but add the letter -s to it.

Examples:
¿Vinistes a la fiesta a noche, vos?
¿Que hicistes con mi hermana, vos? ¡A la gran!

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