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QUIZ: Sie, du, ihr

A self-scoring quiz

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NOTE: Before taking our quiz, you should have read this two-part article by your Guide: You and thou, Sie und du

Directions
For each situation (1-10) decide if you would use SIE, DU or IHR. Select the correct answer for each item by clicking on the button next to the answer you want. When you reach the end of the quiz you'll be able to get your percentage score. The answers will be listed in the scroll box just below the "Get Score" button, but you might want to avoid the answers if you got less than 100%, and try again until you get it right. (You're the only one who will know your score!)


1. Talking to an adult you only know casually or have just met.

    Sie
    du
    ihr

2. Talking to several family members or relatives.

    Sie
    du
    ihr

3. Talking to Frau Schmidt on the phone.

    Sie
    du
    ihr

4. Writing a business letter.
    Sie
    du
    ihr

5. Talking to your neighbor's dog.
    Sie
    du
    ihr

6. Addressing God, as in a prayer.
    Sie
    du
    ihr

7. Talking to two good friends of yours.
    Sie
    du
    ihr

8. Talking to a colleague at work.
    Sie
    du
    ihr

9. Talking to the children of a co-worker.
    Sie
    du
    ihr

10. Writing a letter to a good friend.

    Sie
    du
    ihr

     

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KEY > See an annotated Answer Key for this quiz


You and thou, Sie und du - Part 1
An article about the formal and familiar 'you' in German. From your Guide.

You and thou, Sie und du - Part 2
An article about the formal and familiar 'you' in German. From your Guide.

Lektion 2 (Pronouns)
Lesson 2 in our free online German for Beginners course deals with the personal pronouns.


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