what is the difference between du and man
what is the difference between du and man?
Du or Sie would be used to speak about a specific person. Man is used like 'one' is in English - e.g. "one cannot know the exact size of space", although it doesn't sound as old-fashioned in German. It's not strictly passive like vuojo says. You could easily say "trinkt man oft Bier hier?" - "Do people often drink beer here?"