"Zij drinken thee, maar ik niet."
Translation:They drink tea, but I do not.
Quick question, how do you know whether 'zij' is reffering to she or them?
If the verb ends in a t, then zij is she. E.g. Zij drinkt. But if the verb ends in en, then zij is 'they'. E.g. Zij drinken. Hope that helps :-)
zij means she or they but since the verb is the full form (drinken) the subject must be plural here, so only they is correct.
- Zij drinkt - She drinks
- Zij drinken - They drink
It means she or they depending on the conjugation of the verb.
"Zij" is the stressed form of "ze". When you're comparing different people, like in this sentence, you should always use "zij".
They drink tea, but I don't.
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