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When to say 你 and when to say 你们?

Posted by xiaophil December 22, 2009 in the Group I Have a Question.

Tags: , 你们

Hello everybody, I just wrote this:

大家,请告诉我们你们的中文名字,你为什么选择了你的名字?你的名字有特别的意义吗?如果你没有中文名字,是因为你不要还是你还没选择?

Because in English 你 and 你们 both are translated as 'you', I wasn't exactly sure if I should use 你, 你们 or both. In a way, I am talking to a group, but in another way I am speaking to others individually.  How would Chinese people handle it?  

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