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  • I notice that in Italy now, people are more likely to "dare del tu" than used to be the case -- and, it seems to me, more likely than the French would be to "tutoyer" in a similar situation.

    petite amie - French Word-A-Day

  • No student had likely ever 'tutoyer'd' her before -- especially in such a patronizing manner!

    petite amie - French Word-A-Day

  • No student had likely ever 'tutoyer'd' her before-- especially in such a patronizing manner!

    petite amie - French Word-A-Day

  • I notice that in Italy now, people are more likely to "dare del tu" than used to be the case -- and, it seems to me, more likely than the French would be to "tutoyer" in a similar situation.

    petite amie - French Word-A-Day

  • They had been told not to 'tutoyer' each other, because they were getting too old for such familiarity, and it was he, and not she, who remembered this prohibition.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • -- [He used to 'tutoyer' me in this familiar manner until his return to Milan.] --

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • Somehow, that seems to recall an old "Spanish for Beginners" textbook which bade me not bother with the "tutoyer" business as it would not be needed during my travels in Spain, unless

    Nonsenseorship

  • They had been told not to 'tutoyer' each other, because they were getting too old for such familiarity, and it was he, and not she, who remembered this prohibition.

    Jacqueline — Complete

  • -- [He used to 'tutoyer' me in this familiar manner until his return to Milan.] --

    The Memoirs of Napoleon

  • -- [He used to 'tutoyer' me in this familiar manner until his return to Milan.] --

    Memoirs of Napoleon — Complete

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  • To address someone as tu: someone younger than you, or whom you know well.

    Compare vouvoyer.

    May 14, 2008