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"I am sure that you would have been a very good physician."

Translation:Je suis sûre que vous auriez été un très bon médecin.

April 4, 2013

7 Comments


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

Is this teaching us to use more polite speech to those working in the medical field?


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

The formal 'vous' should be used for addressing anyone (not only doctors) who is not a close friend or relative. It would be considered rude if you address a stranger with "tu".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PKE26318

In France, yes, but in Québec the informal "tu" is perfectly acceptable-at least thst has been my experience.


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

What if you were talking to your brother or sister - you wouldn't use "vous" would you?


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

Nope, "vous" is the formal 'you'. To a family member or close friend you would use "tu": "Je suis sûre que tu aurais été un très bon médecin."


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

i got marked wrong too. dommage!


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

7/21/14, "tu" is still counted as incorrect. :(

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