All About You

March 16th, 2018 · 6 mins 27 secs

About this Episode

Welcome back to Season 1 of Language Stories. This time things are all about you.

As we've been travelling through Latin America and heading into a new Spanish-speaking country every few weeks, I've realised something. I arrive in a new Spanish-speaking country and don't know how to address YOU. This episode of Language Stories is dedicated to the seemingly simple word - it's all about you.

Why "you"?

As we've been travelling through Latin America and heading into a new Spanish-speaking country every few weeks, I've realised something.

Something really simple.

Something really important.

Something I don't really know how to do.

I arrive in a new Spanish-speaking country and don't know how to address YOU.

You in Spanish isn't always easy, and that's why we're dedicating the podcast of this episode of Language Stories to just that.

But 'you' in Spanish is a breeze compared to some other languages. And so the video for this episode is delving into the topic of 'you' in multiple languages around the world.

The Video

Further Reading + Resources

Wikipedia article about Duality - introduction to duality in various languages.

Nihon Shock - blog post about saying 'you' in Japanese.

Japanese Level Up - blog post with 100 ways to say 'you' in Japanese.

Wikipedia Japanese Personal Pronouns - list of personal pronouns in Japanese.

Subjectless Sentences in Child Language - academic paper sharing research on children dropping subject pronouns.

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