Andrew (aindreas) wrote in linguaphiles,

vos when used with tú + usted

Could someone please explain to me or point me to resources (in Spanish or English) on the relationship between vos + tú + usted in countries where all three are used side by side? As far as I understand, this mostly exludes Rioplatense Spanish. I was recently thrown for a loop with verbs of address by meeting some brothers from Colombia who addressed each other with usted. But I'm mostly wondering because I'm travelling to Central America soon and would like to be aware of any nuances here. I speak Spanish fluently and have lived in Spain and Puerto Rico. I've never been to any other Spanish speaking country.

Thanks for your help!
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