Also, On can be used to refer to ''you'' as in lots of people but I thought that was the translation/ role of Vous?

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Also, On can be used to refer to ''you'' as in lots of people but I thought that was the translation/ role of Vous?

This question relates to:French lesson "On = we, one, people"
Asked 8 months ago
MichelleC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Vous as a plural pronoun adresses a specific group. You--group of people--that I'm talking to right now. On is more general and also more...all encompassing, for lack of a better word. 

To illustrate this with a sentence:

Vous ne devriez pas vous battre-- You two people that I'm talking to shouldn't fight.

On ne devrait pas se battre-- People in general shouldn't fight

I hope that helps (and makes sense).

Also, On can be used to refer to ''you'' as in lots of people but I thought that was the translation/ role of Vous?

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