In French there are two words for you but they cover three distinct cases.
Learn when to use "tu" or "vous" in French
Two singular "you"s
- Tu is used to address someone informally: a friend, a relative or someone close.
- Vous is used to address someone formally: someone older, a superior at work, or just someone you don't know well.
One plural "you"
Vous is also used to address (formally or informally) two or more people.
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