"Du bist alt."

Translation:You are old.

April 27, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Doublem17

How do you pronounce "alt"?

September 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/schlafe1

Hold your mouth like you are about to say ah, and keep your tongue close to the roof of your mouth for the L.

March 18, 2014

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

So, when is it appropriate to use du (fam.), and when for Sie (formal)? An earlier lesson said it's a pretty big deal when someone doesn't use the formal Sie when talking to someone.

April 2, 2015

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

I'd imagine it depends on who you're talking to. In my mind (not a native speaker), 'du' would be reserved for those you are close to, such as family and good friends, people who might loan you money without a set agreement. Acquaintances, coworkers, and superiors would be referred to using Sie, as using 'du' would be presumptuous.

April 29, 2015
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