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What's the difference between saying ''Aap'' and ''Tum'', as both mean the same thing but yet people tend to use both. Which one is better and what is the difference?

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    Mr.Umair, I welcome you on italki.com.
    Aap, is a common word in Urdu, to address, specially Adults.
    Tum, You can use this word to address a child or anybody younger.
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    My understanding is that 'aap' is a much more formal and polite version . You can use it with people you've just met , or with adults or if you just wish to be more polite . Tum, on the other hand is used more often among friends and people you are familiar with . So, an informal version of the same word .

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