Difference between тут and здесь
Both words mean "here". Can someone please tell me the difference between the two words and when I should use them?
I woudn't say that formal "Вы" on it's own precludes using "тут". It mostly depends on the situation and on the person speaking. "Тут" sounds a bit unsophisticated so one would probably go with "здесь" if they want to sound professional, but I have to reiterate that the difference is not very dramatic.
There are many phraseological units with ТУТ. 1. Не тут-то было. I thought an admission was free, but nothing like that (не тут-то было), they took $10. 2. Тут-то я и понял. Only after that I understood at once. 3. Тут - же = сразу же. I called him and he came at once. 4. Чего тебе тут надо. What do you need here. (Sounds very rudely).