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"Sie" in German

How do you know if "Sie," in a sentence, means "you(formal)", or "they"? "You(formal)" and "they" have the same verb rules.

10/4/2017, 2:30:14 AM

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Sie Capital is You and sie not capital is they.

10/4/2017, 2:45:42 AM

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Also Sie/sie (don't know which one) for talking to multiple people (formal)

10/6/2017, 12:12:52 PM

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"Sie" = you (formal) = singular; "sie" = they = plural

10/4/2017, 11:56:30 AM

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Sometimes it is difficult to tell, especially when spoken, but can be determined by context.

10/4/2017, 4:36:31 AM

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From context. Just like in English: How do you know in English whether "you" is singular, plural or formal? In German, there are different words for that, but in English it's always "you". From the context, it becomes clear which one is meant.

10/10/2017, 8:21:03 PM
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