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"du" and "ihr"

whats the different usages for these? are they interchangeable bc i cant even tell when i should use which one

December 22, 2018

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

Du is the informal "you," while "ihr" is the informal plural "you." You can think of ihr being "y'all."

December 22, 2018

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    "Du" is informal singular, but "ihr" is plural, like if you're addressing more than one person.

    December 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Franz-Ebersburg

    ich lerne

    du lernst

    er-sie-es lernt

    wir lernen

    ihr lernt

    sie lernen

    höfliche Anrede: Sie lernen

    December 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

    Hi Renee!

    Du and ihr both mean "You", but with a small difference:

    Du = Informal, Singular "You"
    Ihr = (Lowercase letter I except for at the start of a sentence) Informal, Plural "You"

    Have a nice day!

    December 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ally.x
    • 1223

    "Du = Formal, Singular "You" ... careful here, Du is for sure informal

    December 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

    Oops!! That's the worst typo. Edited, thanks! ;)

    December 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ally.x
    • 1223

    :-)

    December 23, 2018

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

    This is explained in the Tips and Notes in Basics 2. Make sure to always read them before starting a new skill. In order to get to the tips and notes, you need to click the light bulb icon.

    December 24, 2018

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