"Sie essen."

Translation:They eat.

January 16, 2013

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Isn't that Sie means She or They? Where is the "you" coming from?

November 15, 2013

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sie = she, they

Sie = you (formal)

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November 22, 2013

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But if the word is at the start of the sentence, the 's' would be capitalised either way.

How are you supposed to tell "Sie essen." apart from "Sie essen."?

December 5, 2013

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Context. Since in this example there is no context, both answers are accepted.

December 5, 2013

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actually, no, my answer was "she is eating" was not accepted

December 18, 2013

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sie isst = she's eating / she eats

sie essen = they are eating / they eat

Sie essen = you are eating / you eat

December 18, 2013
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