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Du or Sie? How to say 'you' to a German

There are two ways to say "you" in German and using the wrong one can lead to some serious misunderstandings. Kate Müser finds out how to avoid "du" and "Sie" faux pas - and learns that Germans make mistakes, too.

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Du or Sie? How to say 'you' to a German

Every other week, DW's Kate Müser explores the quirks of everyday life and language in Germany. Originally from the United States, Müser has lived in Germany for over 13 years. Follow Meet the Germans on YouTube or at dw.com/meetthegermans.

For more faux pas to avoid in Germany, click through the gallery below. 

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