Level A1 - TU vs VOUS

Learn why you should address some people using VOUS instead of TU

Level A1 - TU vs VOUS

One of the really big differences that exists between French and English is that in French there are two ways to say YOU. It’s really important to know which one you need to use because they are definitely not interchangeable.

When learning French subject pronouns the difference between TU and VOUS isn’t just a matter of speaking correctly. The real reason you need to know the difference between the two ways of saying YOU comes down to culture and etiquette. There are many social rules of etiquette in France, and using the correct form of YOU is one of the big ones.


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This lesson is included in Love Learning Language's FRENCH COURSE FOR SELF-LEARNERS.

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Jennifer Crespin
Jennifer Crespin

Jennifer is originally from Louisiana, and has been teaching French for over 20 years. She has been living in France with her husband and children since 2013, and continues to teach French both online and locally. She completed a BA in French and English, and taught French and moved to France for a year before completing an MA degree in French literature and language. While living in the US, she taught French for 15 years at Saint Louis University High School, a Jesuit college preparatory school for young men.

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