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Você é um menino.

Would you really say to a boy "você é um menino"? I thought that "você" is the polite form, used with people aged 18 or over, and "tu" would be used with kids. Am I wrong?

June 2, 2013

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

Thanks Paulenrique! I read through the comments of your link and I now (generally) understand the use of você in Brazil: "Você fala (second person singular, you speak, formal in Portugal, both informal and formal in Brazil)". I appreciate your help.


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

Yeah.... some things may differ from Portugal.... no problem, when you need just ask ;)


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

some places in Brazil, specially north and south regions, use "tu" as formal and informal


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

Yeah, but in general "você" is more usual.


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

Ok, this is very helpful, thanks!


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

Interesting these regional differences, thanks.

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