Second person plural – deuxième personne du pluriel
Let's Define It!
What's the *second person plural*?
In French, the second person plural (la deuxième personne du pluriel) relates to the vous form (you form) of a verb, representing the people who are being addressed.
Unlike in English, the second person plural in French can also represent a single person holding a status of authority or seniority. It can also be applied to strangers. Typically, French people tend to use vous when addressing any adult who is not part of their circle of friends or family.
Let's Pronounce It!
What does it sound like in French?
Let's Have an Example or Two!
Can a little reinforcement do the trick?
Find below a few sentences in the second person plural.
Vous parlez français (You speak/are speaking French) --> Depending on the context, this should be applied to a single person or a group of people.
Monsieur, reviendrez-vous demain? (Sir, will you come back tomorrow)
Vous étiez là. (you were there)