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"Gehen Sie schon voraus, meine Herren."

March 24, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lev.levitsky

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


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

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


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

Does the "schon" in this sentence indicate impatience?


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

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."

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