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01-003 – Formal vs. Informal

Posted by Señor Jordan on Sep 9, 2008 in basics, year 1 |

In this video, we’ll be reviewing some of the basic questions from the Basic Conversation as well as discussing the two ways to say “You” in Spanish: and Usted (Ud).

is you for people we know and younger people whereas Usted is used for respect.

Hope it helps!  Feel free to ask any questions below.

Related Video(s):
Basic Conversation (part 1)

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Kathy Nethery
Feb 11, 2009 at 10:28 am

Hello I have recently been called to the mission field to Mexico. I am trying to learn Spanish and have a desire but no finances to go to language school. Am praying though. So in the mean time I will study with you. Do you have DVD’s? If so how much? Thank you so much? God Bless

Swarup Santra
Oct 25, 2010 at 3:18 am

Hola, senor Jorden !
when it’s becoming formal from informal, we are just adding “Ud.” at the end of the sentence. And simultaneously, some changes are happening in rest of the part os the sentence, basically the ‘Verb” one. But, now I am not getting it. what’s the rule in it? I hope, I may learn in later lessons. isn’t it?
! Gracias !
! Adios !

Dec 2, 2010 at 5:27 am

Hey, I really like your lessons, you take it slow and repeat everything multiple times so it’s easy to remember, they’re super helpful, thanks a lot! 🙂

Jun 1, 2011 at 8:52 am

Hi, I’m just a bit confused. So basically the verbs, “Se” & “Te” refers to “YOU” OR “HE or SHE” For example, i would ask a girl, como te llamas. But a teacher, i would say como se llama usted. Why would that be “se”? (The question I am really trying to ask,)

Nov 27, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Hey mate, can you make a video on how to roll your R’s??? I’m struggling big time! Thanks

Libby Joy
Jan 31, 2012 at 11:43 am

Senor Jordan,
How do I roll my R’s???? I don’t know how to

Feb 6, 2012 at 9:35 pm

At the end where you ask where are you from? De Donde es usted? How do you supoose to responed back as De Donde Agentina.

menna ahmed
Aug 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm

! hola !… I’m menna from Egypt …. I don’t know how to thak U 4 this ….
I’ve got a bAbY quistion …. the (D) in usted is it like z with our tongue outside …
If yessss is it in all words Or somE O0onlY ???
Mucho gracias

Sep 25, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Do you have a video on pronouns??????? If so what is it? How do I identify a pronoun?

samuel clemens
Jan 27, 2014 at 1:26 pm

question how do you respond do you respond in same way or is there a different way to do it

Aug 24, 2015 at 3:44 pm


Oct 18, 2017 at 8:36 am

I enjoyed this video I hope one day I can speak other languages like that,

abdala hassan
Dec 5, 2017 at 3:47 am

mi ellamo abdala hassan . soy de somalia . i want to learn spanish now i,m learning it some apps i download from play store spanish is my favourite language senior jordan i want to help me. mucho gracias

brandon green
Sep 18, 2018 at 8:34 am

hey!I like youre videos a lot they help my class study and teach them a lot of good stuff

antonio abron
Dec 4, 2018 at 12:40 pm

well im new to this can some explian how this goes

Sep 5, 2019 at 4:36 pm

This video really helped me. Gracias.



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