Two questions about Tu and Vous


Kwiziq community member

6 April 2016

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Two questions about Tu and Vous

If there's a case that my teacher (or teacher's assistent) is somewhere near my age or we have known each other for a while (usually educators want to be as quick as possible to befriend students during class, so that would be approximately two weeks), should I address them in Tu or Vous? Another case is that what if I've chatted with a person whom I've just met for an hour and after a while I text that person in Tu, would I sound repelling? Merci beaucoup in advance!

This question relates to:
French lesson "Tu and vous are used for three types of you"


Kwiziq language super star

6 April 2016


Bonjour Charles, When you're not sure, including in both of these cases, just ask "On peut se tutoyer?" This is typically French and the answer will almost always be "Oui!"

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