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Du vs Ihr

What is the difference between "du" and "ihr"?

March 8, 2014

32 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/daauyi

"Du " is singular and "ihr" is plural. In spanish "du" is "tu" and "ihr" is "vosotros".

March 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ArcticLione

GIVE THAT MAN A MEDAL

March 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Bhavya678755

Ikr! He deserves it.

May 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sarah_Koshiol

Thanks, this helped me a lot, especially since I learned Spanish first and then German.

October 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/FrederickB26318

same, but in spanish we never used vosotros....:( im screwed lol

February 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JuanCarlosNeria

or "ustedes" maybe?

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/azhek

vosotros is a really weird word that I have never heard being used un the real world, aside from Spain. is really, really archaic. ''ustedes'' is always to be used.

April 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Raven_Whisper

oh that makes so much more sense! I was thinking it's formal vs informal but it wasnt adding up.

June 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Acerspyro

Oh so that's why it's so hard for an english speaker, where "you" is the same for singular and plural.

March 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LunaAndrine

ah.. well, it's the same in norwegian... "du" is singular for you, and "dere" is the plural version of you.

September 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jazzmyne0042

Thank you so much!

May 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tadeo_meneo

Keep in mind that "Vosotros" only applies in spanish from Spain, in latin América Ihr would be "ustedes".

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Amy292660

thank you!

June 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/potatobear

Think of "ihr" as "you guys" or "you all". It's you plural.

March 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Doo18

or y'all : )

November 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kylekaough

Du is an informal, singular you Ihr is more of an informal, plural you like "y'all" or a "you guys"

September 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Khushi_GH

Think of it as 'Du' being singular- you would use it when addressing one person. Whereas 'Ihr' is plural- you would use it when addressing a group of people ("you guys" or " y'all")

October 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/S0S_90

You use "du" for "you" when talking to just one person and you use "ihr" as a translation of "you" when talking to / about several people. "Ihr" can also mean "her".

March 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Gottogetout

"Ihr" can also mean "her" that my problem! :-)

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Crazycow141

"Du" is used when there is only one person or if you are talking directly to that person only and "ihr" is when you are talking to a lot of people so, it's plural. "Ihr" in English could also be like "y'all" or something like that

December 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Chocolate29787

du is singular and ihr I plural....as daauyi said...eg. du bist frau and ihr seid frauen

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/3251bimmer

The differnce between du and ihr as a form of you is that ihr can be used to mean you (singular) or you (plural similar to you all). Was dankst du? = what do you think Was dankt Ihr? = what do you think (singular) Was dankt ihr? = what do you think (plural or asking a group)

October 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pamacool

vielen dank

January 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Rachelhunt17

So ihr so "you all" or "you everyone" and du is "you only"?

April 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/flacorivas

finally I got it, thanks

June 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Forr-Score

I learned German in a Texas high school. So Du was translated as you, and Ihr was translated y'all.

January 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GeogrphyHubInsta

Du is when you are talking to one person and ihr is when you are talking to multiple people. Example: Ihr seid sehr schnell - you are very fast - now im saying this to a group of people since I have a ihr so it would be the equivalent of y'all are very fast

July 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kelii....

And then Sie is the polite form of du but is there a polite form of Ihr or does Ihr cover polite plural as well?

April 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RAGHVENDRA184763
  1. Du is Singular form of You. E.g. You are a boy.

  2. Ihr is Plural form of You. You guys are awesome players.

August 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LisaCF

Isn't sie plural too?

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/areejArfaouii

There are three "sie"s in german. the first one is the formal you and it should be written with a capital S even it isn't at the beginning of the sentence. The second one is sie meaning she and the last one is sie meaning they. So yes, sie is plural but it's not the same as Ihr, Ihr is you. In german, there is Du which also means you but for one person and Ihr is used to talk to from 2 to more people.

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/IiroSuvant

I know that du is singular and ihr is plural but some of these questions are bit problematic since singular form "thou" is not used in modern English. For example: translate this to german. You come from Italy. I can't decide if it is Du kommst aus Italien or Ihr kommt aus Italien.

May 27, 2019
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