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Is it toi or Tu

I am learning French and on this site, it is telling me that you is Tu but from another source, it said that it translates to toi.

January 25, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ngraner42

It is both. Reversio is great for this kind of thing.

On a une fantastique surprise pour toi. - We have a fantastic surprise for you.

English is the weird one here. If it was "he" the sentence would end with "him" but for "you" we still use "you".


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"Tu" is a single subject only: Tu vas bien (You are fine)

If there is another subject, you have to use "toi":

  • "Elle et toi allez bien" (She and you are fine)

After a preposition, "toi" is used:

  • Je marche avec/sans/avant/après... toi (I walk with/without/before/after you).

In short questions/ answers, and after "c'est", "toi" is used:

  • "Allô, c'est toi ?" (Hello, is that you?)
  • "Qui va répondre ? Toi ?" (Who's going o answer? You?)

As an emphasis:

  • Toi, tu aimes les glaces ? (Do you like ice-cream?)

In all other cases, where the second person singular pronoun is a direct or indirect object, "te" is used:

  • Je te vois (I see you) - direct object
  • Je te parle (I talk to you) - indirect object with the preposition "à" (to)

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

I'm still trying to understand this myself, so I kept looking and found this youtube video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFETyVY8B58

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