In the explanation, you use Tú when referring to Mamá and Usted when referring to Madre. In the Kwiz, you had a question with “father”. How can we

LindaC1Kwiziq community member

In the explanation, you use Tú when referring to Mamá and Usted when referring to Madre. In the Kwiz, you had a question with “father”. How can we

know whether tu or usted is required.  Could it not be either, depending on the formality, which is not stated?

Asked 8 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Linda

The examples given for mamá and madre are in a special note where we explain the use of formal usted and the word madre (instead ofmamá) in some rural areas, but as we say in the explanation box, this doesn't reflect the general use. As a general rule, you would use the form when speaking to your mum and dad. 

I hope this helps.

Un saludo

Inma

LindaC1Kwiziq community member

Muchas gracias!

In the explanation, you use Tú when referring to Mamá and Usted when referring to Madre. In the Kwiz, you had a question with “father”. How can we

know whether tu or usted is required.  Could it not be either, depending on the formality, which is not stated?

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