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U (Formal You)

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What's the general rule for using the formal you in Dutch? I've looked online and every verb conjugation table I've found doesn't include U! So when making my own tables, I've been scratching my head over what the U part should be, since for hebben it's heeft just like he/she/it but for zijn it's bent, the same as jij bent.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Xneb
Xneb
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https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3762671
According to this it's conjugated the same as je/jij

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
Susande
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That's right with one exception, and that is for questions when je/jij is in front of the verb, it takes the ik-conjucation, with u that is not the case:

  • ik ben
  • jij bent
  • u bent
  • ben ik?
  • bent u?
4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jamiet3594
jamiet3594
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Perfect, thanks for finding that for me!

4 years ago
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