Du and Sie

Du oder Sie? For many of you, who come to Germany, this concept of duzen (using informal du) and siezen (using formal Sie) can be new. The other day, we had a discussion about die Anrede at school. Many of the students in our group come from China, Iran, Armenia, Spain, and so on. They can draw a parallel between the usage of these pronouns in German and their mother tongue. Basically, you shall use Sie when:

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Is it polite to stare?

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On a Saturday night I chatted with friends of mine in German on a bus on my way home. There were three of us. None of us is German; nevertheless we preferred German language to English in order to get some speaking practice.

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