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What is the difference between ihr and du?

I'm new to german and its pretty confusing.

February 13, 2018



du=you (1 person) ihr=you(the group of people) You have to remember that when you say "du" you mean you say it to person, When you say ihr it means a 2 or more people.


Du is singular, informal you and ihr is plural, informal you.....and don't forget "Sie" which is the formal version of you for both singular and plural. https://www.thoughtco.com/how-to-address-a-german-properly-1444463


du means you (to a friend). ihr (with a small i) means several things... you (more than 1 person), her, or their. also to her.

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