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Tu vs Toi

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Chillenoutkr
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Santa Clarita , CA
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Feb 25, 2018 at 10:32pm

I have a question about tu and toi. since both words mean the same thing how can you tell which one to use?

Devinez qui
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Feb 26, 2018 at 9:09am

" tu " is a subject pronoun, while " toi " is a emphatic pronoun used to put emphasis about the spoken person. like, Toi, tu es gentil.

Chillenoutkr
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Feb 28, 2018 at 6:21pm

Ok. Thank you for the explanation

Emilie Poyet
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Mar 15, 2018 at 7:28am

That's exact, Tu is the subject pronoun, so it is always right before a conjugated verb, while Toi is the emphatic pronoun, so it is used before "tu", generally to start a phrase. Toi is also the pronoun we use after prepositions (like Pour, Avec, Sans, À côté de etc etc) and after "Et": Et toi?
*Same difference for Je/Moi, Il/Lui, Ils/Eux. The other pronouns don't change (Elle, Nous, Vous, Elles)

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