Can someone help me understand Dutch pronouns?
I've just started learning Dutch and I'm picking up most of it. But I'm having a problem the the you pronouns (je/jij/u) and when to use them. I just can't seem to work it out! Any helpful tips?
If it is the subject of the sentence they are interchangeable. Only when it is a write what you hear question, you can only use je or jij depending on what is being said, as there is a difference in pronunciation.
This is a good website on pronunciation in Dutch: http://www.heardutchhere.net/DutchPronunciation.html
Jij and Je are interchangeable, but if you want to put emphasis on someone, use Jij. U should be used in place of both in formal situations (such as with a teacher or another adult you just met). Jullie is the plural form of you. It is the same thing as saying "Y'all" or "You Guys" in English or "Vosotros" in Castilian Spanish (or "Ustedes" in the rest of the Spanishes).