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U (Formal You)

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.

August 10, 2014

3 Comments


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

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

August 10, 2014

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

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?
August 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamiet3594

Perfect, thanks for finding that for me!

August 10, 2014
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