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Whats the difference...

...between saying "und si" or "und inneh" (hope I'm spelling that correctly, i know i know, theres not real spelling but you know what I mean.)

Also, how do you say I am Canadian??

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Re: Whats the difference...

Maybe you meant:

Und Sie ? ( and you ? - respectfully enquiring )
Und Ihnen ? ( ditto )

Ich bin eine kanadische - I'm a Canadian.

Check out this site in English - I think you will like it as it is simplified. One page about the Sie is here.

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Sorry, I forgot to mention, Swiss-German, not high German. My bad...
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Re: Whats the difference...

Most unfortunately, Swiss German is way out of my league but I am sure there are many very helpful members who will willingly assist here.
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Re: Whats the difference...

It's all about cases.

Q: Wie geht es Ihnen? A: Gut. Und Ihnen? "Ihnen" refers to the indirect object of the verb "gehen". So the dative case required. (Wem geht es gut?)

Q: Was haben Sie gestern gemacht? A: Ich habe gearbeitet. Und Sie? "Sie" refers to the subject of the verb "machen". So the the nominative case is required. (Wer hat etwas gemacht?)
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