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aishanuwang

  • one year ago

FRENCH - Is there any difference in saying "Où es tu" and "Où t'es?"

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  1. Vincent-Lyon.Fr
    • one year ago
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    "Où es-tu ?" is formal and "Où t'es ?" is familiar. "Tu es où ?" is somewhere in between.

  2. aishanuwang
    • one year ago
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    If the situation is formal, wouldn't vous be used instead? (t'es = TU es)

  3. aishanuwang
    • one year ago
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    *Correction - I meant to reference "Es-tu" above, about using "etes-vous"?

  4. Vincent-Lyon.Fr
    • one year ago
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    Good point, but the tu/vous opposition mainly depends on the addressee. The choice of formal/familiar speech depends on the speaker and the situation. For example: a teacher is generally someone who uses formal speech / good grammar when addressing their students. It doesn't mean that the teacher will automatically say vous to the students. As a teacher, I say tu to my students but I use formal language. When I speak to my sister, I say tu also, but I can use familiar language.

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