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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/houallet

"Sieht er sie?"

March 11, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kwetla

I put 'He sees her?' and it was wrong. Surely this is the same as 'Does he see her?'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SchnapsHexe

I would think so, but sometimes Duo doesn't capture all the quick ways of saying something in English. You should suggest it to them as an acceptable solution.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SteeleCB

In written text, "He sees her?" is not a valid English sentence. It is merely casual spoken English that approximates the grammatically correct sentence "Does he see her?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/purplegiraffe

I put "He sees her?" and it was correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/houallet

Does this sentence also translate to "Does she see him?" or is it only as above because 'er' is right after the verb?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wataya

No. It could be 'Does he see her?' however. 'Does she see him' would translate to 'Sieht sie ihn?'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alianait

Why would it not be "Does he see you?" ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MelvinCheung

in the case ´Sie´ as formal you, the S must be in capital letter. Thus in this case, it must not be ´you´


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alianait

Ah! I understand now. Thank you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kurtqiao

How about "Does it see her?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MelvinCheung

'er' is german 'he', while german he is 'es'. If I want to say "Does it see her?", that should be "Sieht es sie?", instead of using 'er'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jackthebiotic

I never know if they're saying "er" or "ihr"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lenkvist

"ihr" wouldn't make a correct sentence, unless it is "Seht ihr sie" (Do you see her).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/schatzie35

Would it be wrong to say "Er sieht sie?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wataya

No,it's all right. It would be equivalent to 'He sees her?'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RAG

Why not 'did he see her?'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wataya

past tense would be 'Sah er sie?'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Apebongo

why not "Sieht er ihr?"

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