"Where are you?"
I think it would be great for them to add this somewhere in the lesson description or introduce it formally, rather than just throwing both words out there and translating them as "you". Unless they're there and I somehow missed them!
Привет! ты is informal, while вы is formal. Also, вы is the plural form of you. I hope that helps! Удачи! :)
Interestingly, in Italian the plural form voi was once used as formal "you" instead of tu (informal you).
So вы is equivalent to German "ihr", right? It's only used for adressing more than one person?
Sort of. вы is both "ihr" and "Sie". You know how "Sie" is formal and "sie" is she? In Russian, вы is has two meanings. Sorry for my late response!
вы has one meaning though,as polite /formal form is Вы ( capital B ). Sorry, bookworms are always picky))
Don't worry! Practicing is more important thatn replying ;) My native is German, that's why I tried to search for similarities^^ But now I totally get it, thanks for your answer!
If it is both "ihr" and "Sie" , it really works like "Voi" in Italian.
Fantastic, thank you so much
Drawing parallels to French: Ты = tu (fr) and вы = vous (fr) Spanish: Ты = tú (es) and вы = usted/ustedes/vosotros (es)
According to my teacher Ты means 'you' (in singular: I, you, ...) in an informal way Вы means 'you' in plural (I, you, he/she/it, we, you...), but it's also used for 'you' in singular in a respectful way
so can the sentence be written in either order and mean the same? We seem to have been presented both versions:
It accepts "Ты где?". But is there a formally correct or preferred order?
Which is more correct Где вы? or вы Где? It accepts both but I just wanted to know
If you want to know about place, where person locate, you should say 'Вы где?'. 'ГДЕ вы?' can be use if you ask about place (just like first phrase) and you use 'Где ВЫ?' if you aks about person. ГДЕ вы? = WHERE are you? Где ВЫ? = Where are YOU? Hope, i helped you
What do you mean? I believe ты is spelled with ы (English short i), not with и (Spanish/international i).
Would Вы or Где go first in this sentence? I've seen it both ways so far and nothing to explain it?
"Где вы находитесь?" what is the infinitive of this verb ? I never see it ....
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Is ты где or где вы considered wrong? Because I've only come across вы где and где ты.
I think they are both accepted. The question with Где in front is the default word order. If you wish to sound more confused or worried you can also use "Вы где?" / "Ты где?" This order is generally not what we teach in this course but it is accepted for this sentence.
Can somebody tell the difference between 'вы где' and 'ты где'. And also explain the order of the words.
(Gde) is Where, it's a wh-word so it should go first. If you speak French or Spanish, (Bi) and (Ti) have the same difference as "Vous" or "Usted" and "tu"
Mainly because "you" in English means both you(singular) and you(you guys). The latter is also used as a "polite" you when addressing a single person.
"Thou" is not especially common nowadays in English...
So, I know in some languages certain words change based on who you are saying it to. Can anyone tell me how the Russians language does it?
Ты is singular and informal, вы can be either plural or the formal version (used when you're talking to a stranger, a professor or a doctor as a form or respect).
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I have a Russian keyboard but it's missing a key. I have to write тв| and it works, i just wish it was better