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  • "_Si vous disputez, _" said Berry gravely, "_vous ne l'aurez pas seulement où le poulet a reçu la hache, mais je n'aurai pas de choix mais de vous demander de retourner à vos b-b-b-boeufs. _"

    Jonah and Co.

  • Moreover, Glafíra was envious of her brother: he was so cultivated, he spoke French so well, with a Parisian accent, while she was scarcely able to say: "_bon jour_," and "_comment vous portez vous_?"

    A Nobleman's Nest

  • Je vous souhaite un tres joyeux anniversaire ... que vous soyez heureux toujours and que Kristin vous apportiez une tasse de cafe tous les matins!

    se reposer sur ses lauriers - French Word-A-Day

  • Rendez-vous is a better title – but French Kissing is truer for the tagline about mending a broken heart.

    à titre d’information…

  • "vous" -- a near-unforgivable lapse in decorum, even when expressing bottomless contempt marbled with aggravation.

    Lisa Nesselson: France for Nonmajors: Things You May Want to Know about Marion Cotillard, Nicholas Sarkozy and French Media

  • Related note: Why do the French insist on using on the formality of "vous" vs "tu" and yet allow their dogs to crap all over the streets?

    French is too important to be left to middle-class Francophiles | Andrew Hussey

  • Two and a half years ago. at the very start of five weeks of in-home French lessons, my younger professeur (une mignon femme) me corrige immediatement quand je utilise le mot "vous" avec ces mots -- "Fred, we are going to be together for five weeks, we MUST be friends!"

    petite amie - French Word-A-Day

  • Two and a half years ago. at the very start of five weeks of in-home French lessons, my younger professeur une mignon femme me corrige immediatement quand je utilise le mot "vous" avec ces mots -- "Fred, we are going to be together for five weeks, we MUST be friends!"

    petite amie - French Word-A-Day

  • I will always use "vous" until the other person either suggests we use "tu" or just plain tutoies me.

    petite amie - French Word-A-Day

  • I'm always so careful to use the "vous" that I almost never use the "tu" when I'm not talking to my friends and then we're talking in English anyway so what does it matter? because I'm scared of making a similar mistake.

    Fish Flippy

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