Originally Posted by Suzi
"Vous" can either mean "you" as when talking to more than one person, or "you" as when talking to one person but being polite (when you don't know the person, or when it's your boss, your teacher...)
Do you talk German? In German they also have a polite "you". They say "Sie". "sie" with a small s stands for "them", but "Sie" with a capital letter is when talking to one person in a polite, formal way.
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