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"Gehen Sie schon voraus, meine Herren."

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March 24, 2013

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So the capitalized Sie can be used in the plural sense, too?

March 24, 2013

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Yes, "Sie" is a formal address for one person or a group of people.

March 24, 2013

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Does the "schon" in this sentence indicate impatience?

April 2, 2013

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No, I think here it means that the gentlemen don't need or have to wait but can go now already. "schon" can express impatience. "Mach schon!", "Geh schon!". I'd translate the sentence with an impatient connotation as this: "Gehen Sie endlich voraus, meine Herren."

April 3, 2013
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