when to say tu

Episode 44 – How to choose between “tu” and “vous”




Welcome to the forty-fourth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. In this episode, we’re going to talk about the intricacies of the pronouns “tu” and “vous”. Today’s title is a bit misleading and I’m sorry about that. My intent isn’t really to have a definite guide of the different uses of these pronouns, instead I would like to go deeper into the complexity of French social interactions. These two words really reflect that. Obviously, as always, I’ll give you some etiquette tips to behave like a French person, but today is more of a cultural episode.


In this Episode

  • Learn when you can say “tu”
  • The situation where “vous” is the ultimate insult
  • A small etiquette guide to the internet




Share your questions in the comment section

Was there a time when you made a faux-pas with “tu” or “vous”? Is there a situation that you struggle with where you don’t really know which pronoun to use? Don’t hesitate to share with me in the comment section.


Music by bensound.com

7 thoughts on “Episode 44 – How to choose between “tu” and “vous”

  1. Anthony says:

    The episode was helpful, but can you tell us the phrases native French speakers say when they invite one another to use tu instead of vous? I didn’t hear any French in this episode. Thanks!

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