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"These people are younger than you."

Translation:ये लोग तुमसे छोटे हैं।

May 9, 2019

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

Why is it तुमसे and not तुझसे? I was awarded credit but told it was a typo, although that's what I meant to type.


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

Oops, I was told it was a typo because I said लोद, which is a typo. Basically my question is what's the difference between तुमसे and तुझसे. Levels of formality?


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

Yes, those are levels of formality. Actually there's a third one too (आप). Below are the three levels of respect - low to high:

तू / तुझसे = Very informal. When speaking to someone younger / junior at workplace etc. E.g. to children, to waiting staff, when deliberately trying to be rude to someone..

तुम / तुमसे = Somewhat informal. When speaking to someone at equal level, e.g. a friend, colleague... (Note: With very close friends, you might address them तू / तुझसे).

आप / आपसे = Quite formal. When speaking to someone elder, seniors at workplace, during television interviews, etc. e.g. your father, your boss, someone you've met for the first time...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dkb0WF

So we can also say aapse formal but it is not accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GabrielBou109736

Is जवान possible here ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/neftali_7

I think javan directly translates to youthful

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