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Spanish can be quite specific. 

We have already seen that the you-form is part of the band. habla means “he speaks” but it also means “you speak”.

 

If you take habla and add an s to the end to get hablas, this also means “you speak”

 

So, what is the difference between the two forms? Well, the one with the s at the end is a more laid back, more casual way of talking. The one in the band, that one is more formal.

 

Quiere is the formal way of saying “you want”. 

quieres with an s also means “you want” but it is more casual. 

Same thing with puede formal and puedes causal. Vive is formal and vives laid back and casual. 

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