Is "answer me a question" bad English grammar? That's rejected in favor of "Answer one question for me", but in "Beantworten Sie mir ein paar Frage", "answer me a few questions" is accepted, why? Is "answer me a few questions" bad English grammar?
Nope, it's perfectly correct in English. It's just that there are thousands of correct answers that duolingo doesn't accept (yet)
heh bro, I also typed "answer me a question", and that was still rejected.
What's the role of the word "Sie" in this sentence?
It seems logical to me if I read "Beantworten mir eine Frage" instead with "sie".
It is the polite "you". The literal translation would be like "You, answer me a question" I think without it would look like a rude question. Can a native speaker confirm?
I'm not a native speaker but I took German classes and I know this form. It's the polite form of imperative. You know how there's "Sie" with the capital S that means "you" but is polite? When you're speaking to someone you call "Sie", if you want to ask him to do something, you say "Machen Sie" for example. But for someone you call "du", you say "Mach". And for "ihr", it is "Macht".