What kind of Spanish does Fluencia teach?
You will have no problem communicating in any Spanish-speaking country if you use Fluencia. Though we teach Latin American Spanish, the truth is that any version of Spanish, whether it be Latin American, Caribbean, Castilian (Spain), etc. can easily be understood across the entire Spanish-speaking world. The main differences between the versions of Spanish are:
- Spoken accent: This can drastically change the way a word or letter sounds. We offer pronunciation lessons which explain the differences between spoken accents and help you identify common words and phrases spoken in each area of the Spanish-speaking world.
- Slang/regionalisms: These include words that are used by specific groups or regions. Fluencia teaches you the standard way to say something. When applicable, we often introduce additional vocabulary that is used in specific countries or regions of countries, which will help you better understand regionalisms when you encounter them in your daily life and travels.
- The use of "vosotros" and "vos": "Vosotros" is a subject pronoun that is only used in Spain. It's the plural "you", otherwise known as "you all" or "y'all". "Vos" is a subject pronoun used for the singular "you" that is only used in certain parts of Central America and Argentina and Uruguay.
- We don't teach the conjugations for "vosotros" nor "vos", but this doesn't mean that you won't be understood or understand what others are saying to you if you speak with a person from Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, etc. The people in these countries are very aware that the rest of the Spanish-speaking world primarily uses "ustedes" instead of "vosotros" and "tú" instead of "vos".
- If you want to learn more about why "vosotros" is used in Spain and how to create conjugations for that pronoun, head on over to the Fluencia blog post: Using "vosotros" in Castilian Spanish