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Sam C.

asked • 02/28/14

How You Say Where are you from? In French

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Gabriella M. answered • 03/12/14

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Kathleen W.

Gabrielle, you are correct. Too many people familiarize themselves with people they do not know, hence using Tu instead of Vous.
 
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Stephane K. answered • 05/08/15

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Katherine W.

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Merci Stéphane: On peut également dire, pour rendre plus confortable son interlocuteur: Moi, je viens de Suisse, et vous, vous venez d'où? ou bien... Moi, je suis née en Suisse et j'habite actuellement en Californie, aux Etats-Unis... vous venez d'où?
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01/12/20

Martine H.

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C'est tout à fait vrai Katherine. Je vois aussi que vous utilisez deux des trois manières de formuler une question en français: il est en effet correct de dire: "Vous venez d'où "ou bien de dire" D' où venez-vous ?. " Une troisième manière de poser une question serait: De quelle région est-ce que vous venez? To ask a question French uses three different ways as shown above.
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08/03/20

Francis E.

Alan. Although I am a fan of the "tu" form, it is a question of context and timing also. Don't assume you can "tutoyer" people so fast, depending on their age, even if you are trying to become friendly. You may get the opposite effect.
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Charles F. answered • 03/20/20

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