T-V distinction

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English[edit]

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Examples
  • French: tu (informal), vous (formal)
  • German: du (informal), Sie (formal)
  • Portuguese: tu (informal), você (formal)
  • Spanish: (informal), usted (formal)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tū (singular you) and vōs (plural you).

Noun[edit]

T-V distinction

  1. (sociolinguistics) the distinction between a formal and an informal second-person pronoun in some languages