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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KelKaroly

Difference between ты and вы?

They both mean "you" right? I haven't figured out yet the distinction between the contexts they're found in.

June 9, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tattamin

ты is singular, вы plural (or used when addressing someone formally)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MouPeMantissa

They both mean 'you', but 'ты' is informal, whereas 'вы' is formal. It's similar to 'tu' and 'vous' in French, 'je' and 'u' in Dutch and 'εσύ' and 'εσείς' in Greek.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnaDjordjevic2

Oo that is easy because is in serbian is same ti is singular, and vi plural


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SilverCharacter

Yes, they both mean you, but one is formal and one is informal It may be rude to use the wrong one with people. If you have studied Spanish, it is like the difference between "tu" and "usted".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mardon764624

both ты and вы means 'you', but sometimes вы is used when you are talking with people older than you

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