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"You are a man."

Translation:Du bist ein Mann.

March 17, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/d3banjan

Du bist einen Mann. -- what's wrong here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nate69420

Yes. And ein is masculine, enie is feminine. Correct?


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

Same question here. I thought that "Du" is the nominative object and "Mann" the accusative... :/ I'm a little bit confused


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

See the discussion above. The verb "to be" acts a bit strange. Both the substantives that go with it are in the nominative, when most other verbs would give an accusative.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/d3banjan

are there anymore examples of verbs which can sustain two nominativ words like sein? moreover .. doesn't that mean two subjects to the same verb? I say this from my hazy recollection of sanskrit cases .. the subject of a verb and nominative case are completely equivalent there.


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

Verbs: sein, bleiben, heißen, werden, scheinen
"Du" = subject
"ein Mann" = predicate noun

*Not a native speaker. It is quite possible there are more verbs.


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

If you are interested in the linguistics behind it, read up on copulas (a.k.a. linking verbs)


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

One easy rule of thumb is that "Du" and "ein Mann" are here stated as being the same thing (Du = Mann) --so they're both also the same case. (In English, the sentence structure would be defined as subject-verb-predicate nominative; "ein Mann" would be called a predicate nominative)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brian746

Thx for the tip


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

I don't know any other examples, but your observation is right. In "You are a man", you can't really distinguish between the roles of the two substantives, so both have a subject role (that's at least how I interpret this).


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

Actually, as I understand, the situation is quite similar in many europian languages. E.g. in Russian we use 'Я есть мужчина' (usually just 'я - мужчина'), there both is nominative. And grammatically there is a pronoun in nominative - 'я' and nominal predicate in nominative 'есть мужчина' as a form of a verb 'to be (someone)' with a noun. And as I said above, usually the verb to be is missed, so we have just two nouns. And the same is in Latin e.g. 'Graecia est terra' and many others.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/priyanshug4

SIR from where can I learn Sanskrit?? Any online sources like this,plz help me


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

how can the object be nominative?


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

It's not an object. It's a predicate nominative. Here's a simple explanation: http://www.dailygrammar.com/Lesson-105-Predicate-Nominative.htm


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mikster_666

Whats nominative and accusative? I never could understan thAt


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/az_p
Mod

    Read the lesson tips: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/de/Accusative-Case/tips-and-notes/

    More good explanations are in the comments for that lesson.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luisramos13s

    It should be . Du bist ein mann* i believe


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noah688128

    It is correct too. "Sie" can be used either as "you" (if you speak to an adult not well-known to you, the 'S' always capital) or as "they".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noah688128

    The third usage of sie is in small letters for she


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

    Thanks for the help


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

    Du bist ein Mann* Nouns in German must be capitalised


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

    I thought that too buts its not somehow :I


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charles636712

    You would only use "Du" with someone you are close to or a person on the internet, while "Sie" is for anyone else.


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

    Hi d3banjan, A nominative subject is the one that performs the action and accusative object is the one that receives the action. "einen" is the accusative identifier. But 'Man' is not the accusative object here. 'You' and 'man' are actually referring to the very same person. So 'man' is a nominative predicate. Same rule applies to the example "This is an apple" = "Das ist ein apfel". Hope this helps :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dakada1w19

    Anything that starts with "du" remember that next will end with "st"


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

    @dakada1w19 Thanks, good tip!


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

    simply put, man is the subject (nominativ) here. du is Mann.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fiona273792

    Einen it's plural and mann is singular, it should be ein mann (i guess)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ji.luchan

    Its not 'einen' its 'ein'


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

    Hi @ji.luchan! It can be einen too! However, if you were to say: "Sie ist eine Frau und er ist einen Mann", you would use "einen" because the sentence isn't only about the man. However, if you were to say: "Er ist ein Mann", you would use "ein" since the sentence is only about the man. Hope this is helpful! Auf Wiedersehen!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luisramos13s

    Du bist ein mann


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

    Du bist ein Mann* Nouns in German must be capitalised


    [deactivated user]

      Du bist ein Mann


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

      Einen isnt a word its Eine!! D3banjan, Do you speak Icelandic?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adam322518

      "Du bist ein Mann." I would believe is an exception


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Antony879671

      It's the letter n eine-n


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arwa335285

      Yes I don't know


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Antony879671

      The letter n einen.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SukhmanSin117484

      u said einem, its ein or eine


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

      "Ihr" (instead of Sie) doesn't work?


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

      Ihr, you is for men, plural, you in this case is for man, singular.


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

      So the right answer should be both "Sie sind" and "Du bist" but not "Ihr seid"?


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

      Correct.
      Du bist = you (singular, informal) are a man
      Sie sind = you (singular, formal) are a man

      The plural would be
      Ihr seid Männer = you (plural, informal) are men
      Sie sind Männer = you (plural, formal) are men

      To anyone wondering, yes, "Sie sind" can be both singular and plural depending on context, and "Sie" has to be capitalized in order to mean "you".

      Hope that helps!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannah831706

      My answer was supposed to be "Sie sind ein Mann" but i thought "Du bist ein Mann" is the correct translation. That wasnt even an option? Is this a duolingo error?


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

      So for "Du" you use bist instead of ist?


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

      I m confused between ein and eine how to use them??


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vhuY7

      What is wrong with "Du bist ein mann"?? is it has to be captain "M"?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/az_p
      Mod

        Yes, all nouns are capitalised in German. This is different to English. But really, it's helpful since it's easier to see which words are verbs and which are nouns!

        This is mentioned in Duolingo's lesson tips: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/de/Basics-1/tips-and-notes/


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eva418569

        What is the differance between bist and ist?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/az_p
        Mod

          Every verb has different forms (called conjugations) to match the different pronouns:

          For the verb "to eat":
          I eat
          He eats

          For the verb "to be":
          I am
          He is
          You are

          It's similar in German, but it has its own rules. Duolingo's lesson tips explain it a bit: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/de/Basics-1/tips-and-notes/


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

          Can somebody explain the difference between bist and bin, please?


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/az_p
          Mod

            Duolingo does this in the lesson tips, which you can see in a webpage but not in the app. I recommend starting a new lesson on the website when you can, since the tips are helpful. Then you can use the app for revision.


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

            thank you very much :)


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

            How can you are a man be translated as sie sind ein mann......as 'sie' for 'she' and all the three option have thing..


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

            Sie has 3 meanings. She ,they and talking to one person formally. Like "sind sie david?" Its formal But "bist du david?" is informal


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AshleyTram7

            ANSWER: Both "Du bist ein Mann" and "Sie sind ein Mann" are correct. Du bist ein Mann would be used in a less formal way - such as if you were speaking to someone you know. Sie sind ein Mann is more formal and polite and is used when speaking to someone you dont know or are not well acquainted with.


            [deactivated user]

              Du bist ein Mann or Sie sind ein Mann - what's the difference?


              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/az_p
              Mod

                The first one is informal, the second one is formal.

                English doesn't have such a clear distinction, but German does. Use the first one with your friends and family, and the second one with everyone else. Duo has some brief tips on this page (scroll down).


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laila600410

                Ihr sind ein Mann is my answer..why is it incorrect


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/az_p
                Mod

                  You need to match the pronoun with the right conjugation of the verb. In English, that looks like "you are" or "I am" but not 'I are' or 'you am'. In German you would need ihr seid or Sie sind, for example, but not 'ihr sind' or 'Sie seid'.

                  Additionally, ihr seid means "you are" when talking to more than one person (like, "you guys" or "you all"). Hence, it does not make logical sense to say "you are all a man". It would need to be "you are men" (i.e. plural). But that is a different sentence to what Duo wants us to translate.


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

                  Difference between "Ein mann" and "Ein Mann"


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/az_p
                  Mod

                    The first one is wrong - all nouns need capital letters in German.


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michelle166060

                    I was marked wrong for this. It said I should have use Sie instead of Du.


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WilliamMac284514

                    Sorry we bit confused i thought that when a Capital Sie like this it was they and a small sie it was she and that for you it was either Du or Ihr if you are saying you


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/samuel33732

                    what about the akkusativ form of German sentence structure


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

                    Bug: I just got "Sie seid ein Mann", Sie sind ein Mann" and "Sie sind eine Mann" to choose from. I chose one of them and the correct answer of course was shown as "Du bist ein Mann".


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

                    Nvm I got it again and it works


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TariqDarwi1

                    I hope duolingo could fix this This is so confusing U let us learn that du is you And bist is are Why the hell did u suddenly come up with sie sind


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lutfy709989

                    It didn't teach me what sie or sind was


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

                    Du bist ein mann versus sie sind ein mann. What's the difference here? ELI5 please


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

                    "Du bist ein Mann" is used when talking to someone you know. It is informal. However, when talking to someone you don't know, you would use "Sie sind ein Mann". This is formal.

                    You can learn more here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/6421410/Du-vs-Sie People can explain it better than me :)


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Catherine883323

                    What is "sie sind"? I've only learned "du bist" which wasn't given as an option for me.


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/florafoster251

                    What's the difference between du bist ein mann and sie sind ein mann


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

                    Why do you use sind instead of bin?


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ashwini931796

                    Why there is not bist for are.. ?


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CatherineG128004

                    The correct answer wasn't listed for me to select


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Omega211

                    What do you mean in this sentence. It should be "du bist ein Mann


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

                    sie sind ein mann....I don’t understand.


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aleksandra367915

                    Sei sind ein Mann is not correct it should be Du bist ein Mann


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

                    Isn't Sie the Word for she or they?


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tea943008

                    You, can't be translated as sind ever.


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marianasa111

                    I keep getting " Sie seid ein Mann" ?


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vetle.Reinton

                    I was in timed practice, and it said "Sie sind ein Mann". I didn't report it because I was in a hurry, but I'm just writing it here to let the moderators know :D


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rowan820061

                    I'm so confused... I thought sie meant she or they, not you.


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iciahgem007

                    Shouldn't this be "Du bist ein Mann"?


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

                    Answer should be "Du bist ein Mann" but it keeps showing that "Sie sind ein Mann" as the answer. The correct answer isn't even an available choice


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Esther305070

                    Du bist... I didn't see any option with "Du bist"


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

                    So "to be" ("zu sein") takes a substantive in the nominative case? I would have thought it was accusative.


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/d3banjan

                    yeah.. I was struck by the same question because my only previous experience was with sanskrit where this does NOT happen!

                    "A predicate noun or predicate nominative is a noun that restates the subject. A predicate noun can occur only with the verbs sein, heißen, werden, and occasionally bleiben."

                    http://www.vistawide.com/german/grammar/german_cases_nominative.htm


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

                    Please, could you show me the difference between nominative and accusative. In fact, I don't get their meaning :)


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

                    Maybe reading up on grammatical objects would help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_object

                    The object of a sentence is the substantive that is "acted upon", while the subject is the one doing the acting. So in "I am eating bread", "I" is the subject and "bread" is the object, since I am doing the eating, while the bread is the thing that is being eaten. In German, subjects are in the nominative and (most) objects are in the accusative.

                    Later you will need to distinguish between direct and indirect objects in order to use the dative case correctly. This is somewhat subtler.


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

                    Thank you, now I can distinguish between the nominative and accusative. But, why objects coming after (zu) sein aren't considered as accusative ? I think that you have referred to that when you said (MOST) objects.


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

                    Actually, the (MOST) was meant to refer to indirect objects, which are in the dative :)

                    I think that in "to be" the substantives are being compared and not acted upon or acting. Since they "have the same role" they must be in the same case, and sort of default to the nominative.

                    Not a very good explanation, but maybe it's the correct intuition :)


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PinkPanthe18

                    Why does it say 1


                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/az_p
                    Mod

                      Sometimes Duolingo suggests "1" as a translation for ein/eine/etc. But it's usually a bug. Just ignore it and write "a/an/one" depending on what fits.


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JasonReede2

                      Cant use ß in bißt?


                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/az_p
                      Mod

                        Definitely not. The ß used to be equivalent to ss, but never a single s. Now, there are rules about when to use ß and ss: http://german.about.com/library/weekly/aa092898.htm


                        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulValleau0

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                        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aleksandra883586

                        Du biat ein Mann - What's wrong here ? OMG we are really stuped!!! ❤❤❤❤ ❤❤❤❤


                        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HaniHanday9

                        What differents between "du bist" and " sie sind" ?


                        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/samuel33732

                        the difference between sie sind and du bist are that SIE is used in either you formal or they, while DU is used to say you in an informal way.


                        [deactivated user]

                          Is Du bist ein Mann wrong translation?


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

                          Nicht gern! Not at all! However, you would only use "Du bist ein Mann" in an informal situation (talking to friends, family, etc.).

                          People can explain it better than me here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/6421410/Du-vs-Sie Auf Wiedersehen!


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

                          Sie sind ein man. Thought "sie" meant she and they. A bit confused with this one.


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

                          Du means You or Sie means you?


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

                          Hallo! Great Question! Du and Sie both mean 'you'. However, du is informal whilst sie is formal. Learn more here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/6421410/Du-vs-Sie Tschuss!


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

                          Danke! So as i take it, it's better to use Sie sind over du bist?

                          Also what's the difference between sien and sind


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

                          Im still confuse about some words


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

                          Tell me what you're confused about. I will try to elaborate to you.


                          [deactivated user]

                            Its giving me sie siend and all these words IVE never come across instead of du bist ein mann like what ive actually frickin learned im confused


                            [deactivated user]

                              What does Si and siend mean i would think the answer to this is du bist ein mann


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

                              Duonlingo says that "Sie sind ein Mann" is the actual tranalation of "You are a man". How is this different from "Du bist ein Mann"?


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

                              Hello @CasualAnthropod. Great Question! "Sie sind ein Mann" is very formal. You would use this, for example, if you were talking to someone you just met. On the other hand, "Du bist ein Mann" is used in informal conversations, for example, talking to friends or family. Learn more here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/6421410/Du-vs-Sie Tschuss!


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

                              Wouldn't "ihr seid" also be correct?


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

                              Is this not supposed to be Du bist ein Mann?


                              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Izabela74444

                              Du bist einen Mann...


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

                              Hello @Izabela74444 I thought this too when I was also learning German. However, because man is the main subject, you would use "ein". I understand your confusion! Auf Wiedersehen!


                              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ben24159

                              The only correct option I got was "Sie sind ein Mann"; surely the you plural makes no sense here?


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

                              Du bist ein mann What is wrong in this sentence?


                              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/az_p
                              Mod

                                The word Mann needs a capital letter.


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jonnylink26

                                Yo dawgs wats difrince between Du bist ein Mann and Du bist eine Mann


                                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/az_p
                                Mod

                                  The second one uses the feminine article eine, when it shouldn't.


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carla103092

                                  What's wrong here? I don't understand ..


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SantosVall1

                                  Whats wrong here I thought Du=you, bist =are, so???


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AshuSharma196160

                                  What's wrong in "Du bist ein Mann."


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

                                  Du bist ein Mann means You are a man. None of the options are correct.


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ikha201606

                                  What happened? I don't understand


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elie89895

                                  Very confused. I wish someone can explain why


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jonathan268716

                                  If only they had tought me these words before asking me this.


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VandanaVas1

                                  Why is it sie sind eine mann?...I chose this among the options given.

                                  But it is not plural. It is singular. Shouldn't it be Du bist eine mann


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

                                  It's wronf here... Please check


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

                                  It's wrong here, please check


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VandanaVas1

                                  Sie is for she or they. How is the sentence Sie sind ein Mann correct?


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pieeater69

                                  What is the difference between "bist" and "sind"?


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

                                  There's some thing wrong here


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CrAzY_J_420

                                  It says I am wrong when I picked Du bist Ein Mann and said the correct translation is Sie sind ein Mann????


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kyleSaunde12

                                  You took my family


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SimplyFox1

                                  It said the answer is Sie sind Ein Mann, when here it shows Du bist ein mann


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SMansour2

                                  How do we say (Sie ) if we are talking about DU that means you. The choices had sie and ihr but sie means she and ihr means they so how is it Sie


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

                                  There was no option for "du bist ein Mann"


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

                                  Sie ist ein mann


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

                                  Why is it du and nor ihr?


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Senka776940

                                  Question is 'you are a man' which is 'du bist ein mann', but there is no that answer .. And then it appears that translation is 'sie sind ein mann' which is 'she is a man' i don't get it?


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

                                  I think there's a glitch on my one, all the options start with sie which im pretty sure means she, not you.


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

                                  Sie sind ein mann for you are a man


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/veronica251964

                                  The options that were given to me to choose from all began with "sie", so none of them were correct. It should have given an option with "du".


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

                                  Why is it showing "Sie sind ein mann"?


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

                                  Sie sind is a more formal use of du bist, that is why. Sie also means she but it's generally used as sie ist


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

                                  I feel like this is just a technical error?


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

                                  Why isnt it "du bist ein mann"?


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NathanDots3

                                  Du bist ein mann


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/festive._.abi

                                  i'm actually raging at this dumb question - . -


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

                                  Is a fault of the app..none of the alternatives was right...ans "sie" means she not you...


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbrahamKor3

                                  Why they do this?


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

                                  Sie ist ein mann.... shouldnt it be er ist??


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrenABird626

                                  Isn't "Sie" they/she


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abbieconno4

                                  The du is confusing me


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KitKitKatK1

                                  Why is it saying my answer is wrong when it isnt? I put "Du bist ein mann" and it says it's wrong that it's "Sie ist ein mann" but that's she is a man.


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharlesAnd667930

                                  Thats not one of the answer choices. Its saying sie bist ein mann.


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angela443598

                                  The answer is not among the options. I'm frustrated. The correct answer is Du bist ein Mann. No Not Sie sind ein Mann!!


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anshu814975

                                  Sie is for she in singular sentence. So how "ihr seid ein mann " wrong ?


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

                                  I though that you was du not sie


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/key1873920

                                  Du bist ein mann


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivek214299

                                  is ot that sie means she?


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

                                  Mine had the wrong words


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

                                  I though Sie meant she? I selected Du bist ein Mann, and it said the answer was Sie sind ein mann


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Afifah614127

                                  What does sie sein exactly means here ?!!!


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

                                  Du bist ein Mann. the sentence now with Sie is wrong


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah914807

                                  I went to google translate and its acually correct both ways.


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

                                  I think it is du bist ein Mann. However, the app says it is Sie sind ein Mann. Anybody knows what's going on?


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BayleeSmith16

                                  This answer is wrong


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

                                  So it told me the correct answer here was "sie sind ein Mann" am i wrong here or what?


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RavirajShi2

                                  Answer should be " Du bist ein mann"


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlbertoJes242427

                                  Du bist ein mann? Its better?


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

                                  I think my level has a mintake


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WilliamMac284514

                                  If Du and Ihr are you and sie is she and Sie is they how can Sie be you


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ez3tia

                                  Du bist ein mann


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pranav009

                                  Sie means She isn't it?


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

                                  I thought "you are a man" translated in to "Du bist ein mann", but it said "Sie sind ein Mann." is correct, Sie translates into She right? So...


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EricBox1

                                  The tutorial is wrong with this answer


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EdgarQuint190946

                                  The only one that had something close was Du sind ein mann and the rest had sie in it and it said the correct was "Sie sind ein Mann"? That doesn't make sense


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brian402850

                                  Why does it say it's "Sie sind ein Mann"


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mohamed902483

                                  This is a wrong question


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MinaSamirM2

                                  du bist ein mann .. this is correct .. somwthing wrong in this queation


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kris995788

                                  "You are a man", du bist ein mann, why were the only options involving "sie" and also it said the cotrect answer was "sind"; a word i didn't learn yet :p


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

                                  Very bad question here supposed to be "du bist ein man" for an option


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AliBey372491

                                  Does sie mean you ?


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

                                  no it means "she"


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mahdiyar270150

                                  Sie ??? How the H is that a man


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arti122

                                  I talked to my friend who is German native. In this case they meant polite form which is "Sie sind ein Mann"


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brendan85132

                                  I typed du bist ein mann and it said i was wrong and it was du bist ein mann


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuzanneMur13

                                  The answers from which I am to choose are all wrong and the correction is "sie sind ein Mann" which is extremely wrong.


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

                                  they should have mini games


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mykhaylo.Sakhryn

                                  Wrong translation. How "sie" can be transformed as you?


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cristina.a.ioana

                                  Did anyone find a situation in which you're asked to choose one of the three variants for translating "you are a man" and all three to have the subject "sie" instead of "du"? I did... And the correct answer was "sie sind ein Mann"


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

                                  'Du bist ein Mann' was not one of the three options. It seemed something wrong here?


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mtyadav40

                                  Du bist ein mann whats wrong in this and why this option not given


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MorneVande6

                                  I got the following sentence: "You are a man." I had to find the correct translation. The correct one was given as: "Sie sind ein Mann." According to me it should be: "Du bist ein Mann." How is this possible?


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/arti122

                                  I talked to my friend who is German native. In this case they meant polite form which is "Sie sind ein Mann"


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Doshi505062

                                  I got a question stating "sie sind ein mann" is correct but surely that is incorrect because sue is used for feminine terms


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

                                  what's the difference between sind and bist?


                                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hazel950853

                                  On mine its translated to "sie ist ein mann" but when I click to look onto comments it changes to "Du bist ein man" What is happening?


                                  [deactivated user]

                                    There is a mistake. This told me "You are a man" should be "Sie sind ein Mann."


                                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Johan762240

                                    None of the answers were correct. The opion according to Duo that was right ehen I answered right now was "Sie sind ein Mann", and that is totally wrong...


                                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aireen328491

                                    Sie bin ein mann ? Ohgod


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

                                    Sie sind ein mann , Du bist ein mann .
                                    Thst got me confuse . pls explain


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

                                    if the translation is "du bist ein mann" then why does it say "sie sind ein mann"?


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

                                    It is correct both ways but you really should use "Du bist ein Mann" because its confusing to do it the way you have it done.


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

                                    What does "sind" mean?


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

                                    Why is not , Du bist ein Mann.? Sie is for plural or feminime singular? Ir I am wrong


                                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KathrynLue2

                                    You are a man. --- multuple choice --- i picked 'Du bist ein Mann' It said i was wrong. Said, Sie bist ein Mann. Hahaha


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

                                    It should be ihr seid or du bist, if i am right. this excersise is broken lol


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

                                    did anyone else get "sie sind ein mann" as the correct response for this question?


                                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sridivya15

                                    The options itself given as wrong. You are a man means "du bist ein mann". This is the correct option. But there is no option like that and it is showing worng option as correct. What's wrong with this?? I want my one heart back.


                                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Preethi372252

                                    I had mentioned "du bist ein mann" but it is showing wrong. why is it? and its showing sie bist ein mann. Im confused .


                                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Preethi372252

                                    I have mentioned "du bist ein mann" but its showing wrong.. why is it?? And it is showing" sie bist ein mann" .. im confused.


                                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KhaledMahe12

                                    Du bist ein mann. You are a man.


                                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexdavis238250

                                    Okay they dont give me the correct option my choices are ihr sind ein mann, sie sind ein mann, and sie seid ein mann. Isnt sie she and du mean u?


                                    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/32mace

                                    Shouldn't it be "Du bist ein Mann" ?


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

                                    "You are a man" How is it "Sie sind ein Mann"?


                                    [deactivated user]

                                      Until now it has been 'du' - what happened?


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

                                      I printed the screen. There was not this option. Sie sind ein Mann was considered correct. If I could I would paste the printscreen here. Wilson from Brazil


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kiran611932

                                      Du bist ein mann . What's wrong here?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChiaraColo235001

                                      Why is it Sie sind ein Mann , and not Sie bist ein Mann????


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Beate93671

                                      Es gibt beide Varianten - ich akzeptiere nicht, dass es falsch ist.


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

                                      plz tell me the meaning


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

                                      Sie means she n they isit nt?


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

                                      ToDuolingo... Please put Icelandic on here!


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RabieBENGL1

                                      You write " sie ist eine mann" ther translation is " she is a man " who was that possible ?????


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

                                      Sie sind? you are


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack261865

                                      Sie sind ein Mann. --- > You are a man This is what the app told me and somehow my only options were three very similar. Is this a bug?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniela468050

                                      Sie means she right


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AshleyTram7

                                      Not when capitalized. It is feminine when it is "sie."


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JuanRamire979853

                                      B.S. correct your mistakes


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MayadaAboa1

                                      Du bist ein mann.... What's wrong here?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ethan334887

                                      Go add me on epic-fornite at Ninja_Pro4101 for ps4 but for epic-for everything but ps4 it is popplio4101 #go add me #go install if dont have is #


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gavinwhite857753

                                      Above,the correct answer is "Du bist ein Mann". The actual answer was "Sie sind ein Mann". Can someone explain this anomaly?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AshleyTram7

                                      Both "Du bist ein Mann" and "Sie sind ein Mann" are correct. Du bist ein Mann would be used in a less formal way - such as if you were speaking to someone you know. Sie sind ein Mann is more formal and polite and is used when speaking to someone you dont know or are not well acquainted with.


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gavinwhite857753

                                      FouadHmaid,can you please tell me what was wrong?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AshleyTram7

                                      Both "Du bist ein Mann" and "Sie sind ein Mann" are correct. Du bist ein Mann would be used in a less formal way - such as if you were speaking to someone you know. Sie sind ein Mann is more formal and polite and is used when speaking to someone you dont know or are not well acquainted with.


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

                                      this is difficult


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DominikSuc5

                                      Why is the answer "Sie sind ein Mann"?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AshleyTram7

                                      Both "Du bist ein Mann" and "Sie sind ein Mann" are correct. Du bist ein Mann would be used in a less formal way - such as if you were speaking to someone you know. Sie sind ein Mann is more formal and polite and is used when speaking to someone you dont know or are not well acquainted with.


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mary319809

                                      Actually all the options were wrong.


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ijlal539160

                                      You are a man Do bist ein mann


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

                                      What is wrong with this answer


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AshleyTram7

                                      Why is Sie sind ein Mann also correct?? I am a little lost on why it would not be Du bist ein Mann.


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BeverlyLon2

                                      Why is it "sie sind ein mann" when it should be "du bist ein mann" im really confused on how i got this one wrong but the header has my answer on it


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Than0sPap

                                      It has to be Du bist ein Mann


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathalie577655

                                      This should be Du bist ein Mann not Sie bist ein Mann


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BalaSubram39961

                                      How sie sind will come for man, sie means she na


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AjayKumarA359871

                                      Du bist ein mann is you are a man and sie sind ein mann is also in English you are a man , How?


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

                                      Please correct the options


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pradeep759673

                                      Corret ans is not part of options given


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dusan548308

                                      Mistake in Duolingo


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

                                      The answer says "Sie sind ein mann" in my app??? But here it is written Du bist ein mann. I guess there is something wrong with the app


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

                                      My app gives the answer as "Sie sind ein Mann" which i guess is completely wrong.


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adam322518

                                      "Du bist ein Mann." Is what i expected.


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DieHard428

                                      I can smell the German leaking out of my brain. Yay i am Bilingual now!


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeonorVale762001

                                      None of the 3 options say du bist ein mann.


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samiha703911

                                      Hello I am actually an absolute amateur so i have a little confusion about this statement. Why did they used "Sie sind" instead of "Du bist"... because Du bist means "you are", right? It would be great if you help me a bit. Thank you


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/voC116

                                      Du bist ein mann


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

                                      Du bist ein mann


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresSala300562

                                      Why do duolingo tell me that Du bist ein Mann is not the answer? Did not "Du" means "you"?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndresSala300562

                                      The program only accepts "sie sind eine Mann" as the proper answer, but Why? Is it "Du" means "You"?


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

                                      Why are the answers on this "Basics 1" practice question starting with "Sie" and and not "Du" The line to translate is "You are a man."


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amdiamond25

                                      It is not sie sind


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PurnimaCha14

                                      I don't understand how this happen


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HabibIbrah9

                                      Du mean you, bist mean are, ein mean a and man mean man am I right


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

                                      Don't understand this can someone please explain to me well


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David634390

                                      Going way back and doing the first lesson for some quick hearts, and here's formal "you" when it's only taught halfway through the tree. How are people who haven't seen the later lessons supposed to do this one? This course is so laughably bad.


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hasnaa33

                                      Sie can be "she,they, and you"?! I thought it should be "du bist ein mann"


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hasnaa33

                                      Sie can be "she,they, and you"?! I thought it should be "du bist ein mann


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

                                      You are a man Ihr sind ein mann right


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KAVITASHAR890880

                                      I don't understand the rule.....you-sie but du is use in the place of sie..,how it is possible......????


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Svetlana950820

                                      You is not Sie ....what is this ??!!!!I am confused


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LumiS213059

                                      It says "sie sind ein mann" is correct and that I am wrong for choosing the du option! That can't be right?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sakshi174091

                                      Du bist ein mann.... why is it not correct?


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

                                      It should be ‘ du bist ein mann’ then what's wrong with it?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Braxton611647

                                      Du- You Sie- She "Du bist ein Mann" is correct.


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joshuakitc5

                                      It should be "Sie ist ein mann." This is because 'Sie' (with a capital s is the polite form of you) is both 'she' and 'you'. Sie is in reference to those above the age of about 16, and du is for those younger than 16.


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tanmoy747925

                                      Option seems wrong


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Devin302499

                                      What is the difference between "Sie sind ein Mann" and "Du bist ein Mann"?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShraddhaSP4

                                      Sis ist ein Mann means She is a man. Doesn't match at all.


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Valeria248426

                                      Sie sind ein Mann does not sound right: they are a man? Shouldn't it be they are men? That was super confusing


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jesus786160

                                      "Sie sind ein Mann", which Duolingo is suggesting to be the correct answer doesn't make sense since Sie is used for plural and Mann is singular, hence there are two possible solutions:

                                      1. Sie sind Männer
                                      2. Du bist ein Mann

                                      But not "Sie sind ein Mann"

                                      I think this is an error in Duolingo, isn't it?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gardnia116499

                                      And how can i get my answer as right, if i know the sentence is wrong?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G2tLD

                                      Wrong. It cant be "sie" und "ist ei Mann". Because then it would be female. It shall be either "Er ist ein Mann" (singular) or "Sie sind Maenner" (plural).


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

                                      You are a man = sie sind ein Mann..?? For real.. It says that's the correct answer, i thought it's "du bist"


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sol52347

                                      That wasn't an option. What was wrong with "Sie ist ein Mann"?


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

                                      How is it sie sind ein mann? I had answered ihr sind ein mann, but i was suggested with the former sentence


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

                                      I answered ihr sind ein Mann, is it wrong? Ihr is supposed to be you for both singular and plural right? Besides thr answer prompted by duo was sie sind ein Mann? Doesn't that mean they are a man?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AkanshaSha466392

                                      It has to be du bist ein mann


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elma552247

                                      Du bist eine Mann??


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GSL78644

                                      Why is it "sie sind" and not "du bist" ein Mann?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HusseinAhm926631

                                      The correct answer isn't in the choices, shouldn't it be, Du bist ein mann? The answers include Sie sind ein mann and other variations containing Sie.


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

                                      There are so many comments on this page that I cannot read them all, so forgive me if I am repeating what others have said before. The correct answer on the previous page [where the question was posed] – a multiple-choice type – is "Sie sind ein Mann" [a form that I have not yet come across here, and which is presumably some sort of formal construction]; on this page, as one can see above, the correct answer is "Du bist ein Mann", with which I am perfectly familiar, but this answer was not given as one of the three possible answers on the previous page. I am not sure that reporting it would be terribly useful given that both answers are correct.


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sheetal40575

                                      Question displayed on screen is translate "you are a man" and correct answer displayed "sie ein bind mann" how so I m confused


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SukhmanSin117484

                                      Hahah 2020 anybody? ich bin ein junge


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Candyjo1

                                      You is Du or Ihr. Answe says sie


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KirstenAnn12

                                      This is confusing.


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SukhmanSin117484

                                      Hahha Ikr! If you practice it wont be. :)


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kailas_7852

                                      is this correct .. idont think so sie sind ein mann-you are a man..


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Krishna.45

                                      What is sind?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carol370211

                                      Explanation:

                                      I'm a Spanish native speaker. As in German, we have a formal way for the personal pronoun "you" (this does not exist in English):

                                      In Spanish: "Tú": informal "Usted": very formal and respectful

                                      In German: "Du": informal "Sind": very formal and respectful

                                      For instance, you would never use "Tú" (Du) to talk to the president of your nation. Instead, you would use "Usted" (Sie). And you would never use "Sie" to talk to your brother or your best friends, instead, you would use "Du"

                                      Now, the conjugation for Sie (formal way for Du) is sind

                                      <pre> Du bist da - You are there (to your friend) Sie sind da - You are there (to your professor, boss, the president, etc) </pre>

                                      Hope this helped


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

                                      Why does it show me "Sie sind" instead of "Du bist"?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivek24391

                                      Is "sie" is not supposed to be she i am confused


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susan710132

                                      Sie sind ein Mann is given as the correct answer which makes no sense as it should be Du bist ein Mann but that choice is not given.


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seth123653

                                      Is sie preferred over du in a sentence?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RosieRosie11

                                      We are taught Sie = She or they Ihr seid = You (all) are (informal) Du bist = You are (to someone you know) He/she/it =Er/sie/es ist (to be) ...and the answer is Sie sind (you are)?? ein Mann No wonder I'm no.414 on this discussion


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Milky97185

                                      Du bist ein Mann. But, there is no such option and, you wrote that correct answer was Sie sind ein Mann


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lillian1604

                                      Follow me, please!


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

                                      DU BIST EIN MANN is the correct one but there's no option of this so we did DU SIND EIN MANN so plz tell how this is correct?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/minaksheem1

                                      Man is muskuline.


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/muriya195

                                      All of my options to choose from started with "Sie" and the closest one that made sense was "Sie sind ein mann".

                                      How is this correct when sie means She or They. Duo never used this word in a way that ever hinted that it meant "you". Someone explain.


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IvanKnezov1

                                      I only got sie as an option sie sind eine man


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/siti826241

                                      Du(you), Sie(she/they).. Why the answer (sie sind ein mann)?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreaHC12

                                      The correct answer I'm getting is "sie sind ein mann". Isn't "sie" a translation for "they/them"? I don't know why I'm getting these sentences. None of the options said "du"


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

                                      What's the difference between sie sind and du bist? Why is it not 'Du bist ein Mann.'?


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alishka167444

                                      Whats wrong with Du bist ein Mann


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Artemis243661

                                      I got "Sie sind ein mann" in the practice. I came to the comments to see if its right and it brought me to a different thread. Is "Sie sind ein Mann" a proper german sentence?


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

                                      yes its correct. but "du bist ..." is informal and "sie sind ..." is a formal sentence


                                      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/do.man

                                      Why is it wrong? ,,Do bist ein Männ''

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