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Is there any difference between I and du?

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When would you use I and when would you use du? Tak!

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/NuclearBombSale

Exactly as Jose said. In English 'you' can be both one person or multiple persons. In Danish there is a difference. 'Du' is you, singular, and 'I' is plural - and yes, that can be confusing, since Danish uses the same verb for every person. Jeg er, du er, I er. But you'll get it soon. And please note that if the I in capital is referring to a person, where as a lovercase i is 'in'. Hope that makes sense (:

2 years ago

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Wolfdusk
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That does! Thank you so much! I was really clueless to be honest.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IanEvison

One thing to notice is that, when accessed in the laptop-desktop version of Duolingo, there are rather good grammar explanations accompanying many of the lessons (with the characteristic Duolingo bit of style and attitude). And, indeed, the very first lesson in the tree has an explanation of this. I mention this because it took me quite a while to find these (scroll down on the opening page for each lesson). These explanations are very good at paring out the complexities which is good until, well, one needs to begin learning the complexities. At that point I found a good grammar book to be what I needed (I like Grammatikken: Handbag i dansk grammatik for udl├Žndinge). Good luck with Danish!

2 years ago

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Wolfdusk
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Tak! Same to you

2 years ago

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Du is second person singular (You) and I is second person plural (You guys),

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro
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It's like Du(you) and Ihr(you guys) in German,

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wolfdusk
Wolfdusk
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Thank you!

2 years ago