Two questions about Tu and Vous

Charles

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 relates to:
Tu and vous are used for three types of you -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

6 April 2016

6/04/16

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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