When using the question "Wie geht's?", what is the difference between the following two replies?

Gut und ihr?
Gut und ihnen?

  • Please give a more informative title to your question.
    – Eller
    Jan 4 '16 at 15:34
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    You mean the difference between "Wie geht es dir?" and "Wie geht es ihnen?"?
    – Iris
    Jan 4 '16 at 15:37
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    I changed the question to what I think you're asking. But at the same time, I'm voting for close because of general reference. The former one is not grammatical, anyway. — If my understanding of your question is wrong, please rewrite the question.
    – Em1
    Jan 4 '16 at 15:41

Maybe you misunderstood the first reply. Nobody would say »Gut, und ihr«. You might hear:

Gut und dir?

This means exactly the same as

Gut und ihnen?

Both is in english:

Good, and how about you?

German has a T-V distinction as described in detail here on wikipedia. This article also contains a section with details about German language.

  • "Gut und" must always be followed by a pronoun in the dative. So "Ihnen" is correct. Intstead of "ihr", it should be "euch" (The dative of the second person informal plural) Apr 23 '18 at 17:39

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