https://www.duolingo.com/Xiuhtecuhtli

"Vous devez ĂȘtre un homme."

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February 5, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Xiuhtecuhtli
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We must be swift as a coursing river!

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/njlucila

with all the force of a great typhoon!

March 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/arronhunt

Is this being said like "You must be a man, because you have a deep voice" or like "You have to be a man, you don't have a choice"

April 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/galicandro

isn't vous devez used for plurals? you(plural) have to be a man(singular)?

February 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/maartenvg
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Vous can be both plural and singular. Plural when addressing a group of people. Or singular when talking to a single person in a formal or respectful way (i.e. people you don't know, older people, etc).

Your example is possible, but a bit strange. Usually you want the numbers to match (plural to plural, singular to singular).

February 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/galicandro

Thank you for clearing that up. It works the same way in italian, I just didn't realize it.

August 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nijuniro

why it's pronounced with mute 'z' before 'etre'?

February 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tirzahbk

When you have a vowel following a consonant (vous deveZ Etre un homme), you connect the two, carrying the consonant's sound over in what's known as "liaison": http://french.about.com/library/pronunciation/bl-liaisons.htm Hope it helps!

March 20, 2013
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