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Meet the Germans

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.

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 YouTubeor at dw.com/meetthegermans.

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