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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/Nate0550

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GoldenerSt1

No it is ein course it is a man but it is a woman u say eine


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/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/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/SanjayJain793197

Thank u very helpful


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Safa858565

Thank you for the tip


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

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/Mikster_666

Whats nominative and accusative? I never could understan thAt


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

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/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/Fionacebrynski

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/brandon_xo

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/brandon_xo

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/Moonwatcher11

    Hi SkjlinLMok, einen is a word! In later lessons, you learn that you use 'einen' when using the possessive case. For example: "He eats an apple" becomes "Er isst einen apfel" However, I don't think 'einen' is used other than in the possessive case.


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

    Hi. You're mistaken, Moonwatcher11, about "einen" indicating the possessive case, but I suspect that that was just a slip of the pen as the sentence you give as an example is grammatically correct: "Er isst einen Apfel". The rule is that "einen" is the form of the indefinite article (that is, "a" or "an") in front of masculine nouns in the accusative case.


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

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


    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/ph.4FrFAI

    Du bist ein Mann


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ulk575470

    The correct answer is "ein"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GoldenerSt1

    No it's not wrong! If you don't know this person u say Sie and if u say it to ure friend u say du


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

    "ein Mann is the nominative, while einEN Mann is the accusative. This is a case of predicate nominative.

    See Tips and notes for "Nominative Case":

    A noun is also in the nominative case when it is a predicate noun. A predicate noun can occur only with the verbs sein (to be), heißen (to be called), werden (will), and occasionally bleiben (to stay). To test for a predicate noun, try replacing the verb in the sentence with an equal sign (=). If the equation remains true then you have found a predicate noun."


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

    Exactly! There's no correct answers in the options given


    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/judithmack

    I wonder why Duo has brought the formal "you" form to our attention at this early stage because it doesn't feature again until well on in the course. I think complete beginners should just forget they heard of it until then.


    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/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/Moonwatcher11

    I had the same thing happen to me, but it isn't a Duolingo error. Both "Sie sind ein Mann" and "Du bist ein Mann" are correct, but Duolingo only provided one of the possible answers (I believe to reduce the chances of someone guessing their way through the lesson).


    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

    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/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/SudiptoArko

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


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

    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/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/Eva418569

    What is the differance between bist and ist?


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

    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

    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/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/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/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/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/Esther305070

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


    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

      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/PaulValleau0

      ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤


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

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


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

      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

      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/samuel33732

      what about the akkusativ form of German sentence structure


      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/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/ShadowSain

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


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

      "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/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/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/Omega211

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


        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/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?


        [deactivated user]

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


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

          You, can't be translated as sind ever.


          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/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/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/Winslet2005

          What is the meaning of bist and sind? Is both are same?bcs in following ans part is showen


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

          Why can't it be- 'Du sind ein Mann' ??? Am much confused, clear me gyz


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marie210560

          Sie sind ein Mann... what is that? it was the only possible choice... they are a man... I do not understand


          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

          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

          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/Aleksandra883586

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


          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/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/brandon_xo

            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/brandon_xo

            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/brandon_xo

            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/brandon_xo

                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!


                [deactivated user]

                  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/brandon_xo

                  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

                  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

                  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/00JoEy99

                  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/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/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/abbbigaillll

                  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/Sassnung

                  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/Jesus-Krauss

                  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/reesespuff2020

                  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/bymdal_fuilteach

                  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/Rick595024

                  Du bist ein mann


                  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/CamManson

                  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/HelenofSA

                  '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/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/CamManson

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


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

                  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/Khhahaledd

                  Du bist ein mann. You are a man.


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

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


                  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/itsfineok

                  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/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/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/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/DougG15

                  They did not teach that in skill one of Duolingo. Also if you look at the very top, Duolingo contradicts themselves. This is poor programming, and poor education.


                  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/Sk8boardRaccoon

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


                  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/Brokens73

                  "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/Evonne08

                  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/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/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/Milkyway1508

                  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/LaghimaSharma

                  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/MA_ROON

                  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''


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N5Eo35pS

                  Mine suggestions all said "Sie"


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cadence742617

                  Wasnt it du bist ein mann? Not whatever that said?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pravesh516256

                  Difference between "bist" and "sind" ?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.djo6tc

                  You have taught 'sie' as she and in this sentence 'sie' is you How is this possible?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yasmine197064

                  You are a man =Du bist ein mann .....

                  It's like this


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dennis1286

                  The question asked to translate "You are," but the only options i got were "Sie...", which indicates either "She" or "They." A glitch?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mike693808

                  "You are a man." 1) Sie sind ein Mann. 2) Du sind ein Mann. I chose option 2, expecting either would be correct. The system tells me that is wrong and only option 1 is correct. Is that right? "Du bist ein Mann." was not an option I was given.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abdulghani866961

                  Iam confused so you are for female is du bist while for man is sie sind?


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

                  It should be du bist ein mann, meaning you are a man. So why I'm i getting it wrong??? I really do not understand


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CatherineJ848467

                  Why nor Ihr seid ein Mann?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Syed669179

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


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ELERI906543

                  I thought that 'You are a man' was ''Ihr sind ein Mann' but it seems that it's 'Sie sind ein Mann'. I thought that 'sie' meant 'she' or 'they'?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ELERI906543

                  I thought that 'You are a man' was ''Ihr seid ein Mann' but it seems that it's 'Sie sind ein Mann'. I thought that 'sie' meant 'she' or 'they' and that 'ihr seid' was both plural and the way you address someone you don't know well or who is older than you or who is in authority. like the 'chi' of Welsh - so it could be both plural and formal singular. Am I right in thinking, then, that 'ihr' is plural only and that 'Sie' is the formal singular, as well as being 'she' and 'they'?


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

                  Was this yhe finanit version


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mickey684999

                  Sie is they right?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pranathi665482

                  Here the options you were given was wrong pls check it


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

                  But the options do not consist the right ans which is du bist ein mann


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dil451

                  Uhhh all the options say "sie sind" but the english we have to translate is "you are". Wouldnt the translation be "du bist"????????


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ini-abasiA

                  What's going on herr please. Now I'm beginning to doubt this app. Why is " You are a Man (Sie Sind ein Mann)? I need an explanation please?

                  I thought it's meant to be Du Bist ein Mann!


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

                  Can someone explain why the translation of "you are a man" Translated as "sie sind ein mann" ??


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nik173796

                  Why you use sie ???


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

                  GERMAN USES INFORMAL AND FORMAL 'YOU'. SIE IS THE FORMAL, POLITE ONE. YOU'RE WELCOME.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adilj20

                  Du bist ein mann was the right option but was not available there


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sindhuja428000

                  The sentence is in English for me 'You are a man' and the options for translating are 1. Sie sind ein Mann 2. Sie ist eine Mann 3. Sie ist ein Mann... Option 1 is accepted as correct. When do you address someone as 'Sie sind' or 'Du bist' when you're only talking to the second singular person ?


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

                  How did sie means you? Du means you isn't it???


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luciano.me1

                  É 2ª vez que erro... Está errada esta questão. Man é singular, então You é Du.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anu943817

                  The options are incorrect. It should be "du bist ein mann".


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yanti789

                  Kamu kan harusnya pake Du


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emo2theextremo15

                  It's only sie when you're speaking politely. So both du and sie are correct.


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

                  Why does "sie sind" mean "you are" when I thought "du bist" meant "you are"?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nami84kami

                  Ich hatte keine Waul


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yana157614

                  Sie means she ..


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CsarAgosti1

                  I can't understand, there's something wrong here...


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ahmad441659

                  It is wrong how its (man) and starts with (sei)?? Common i lost a heart


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aanvi90638

                  They said you... But the answer they marked was sie which means they or she...


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lina247796

                  Why is it written "Sie sind ein Mann" na dis pronounced "Du bist ein Mann"? Could someone explain? Thank you.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alemonster2

                  "You are a man." Why is the answer "Sie sind ein Mann."??


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KhushiAgra13

                  You didn't taught us ABOUT it


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NedaaK161

                  Du is the right becauseyou mean du and sie its mean she!!!


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LakshyaRag2

                  When do we use sein and sind as well as other similar verbs?


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

                  It showed me the answer "sie sind ein mann" and i was thinking like how is that possible isn't the answer is ihr seid ein mann or du bist ein mann


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Apeksha0204

                  for you are a man... the answer is given as sie sind ain mann... why isn't it sie seid ein mann?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lokeshwar11

                  For this sentence, you are a man the app is showing sie sind ein mann. I don't understand. Isn't sie means she?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdarshSingh001

                  why sie not du or ihr??


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

                  (at this point) i can't have been expected to know that (because I've very literally never seen it before)


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

                  Since when did they start using "hearts" for duolingo... I thought this app was free it didnt make you wait or pay before. Does anyone know?


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

                  Sie sind ein Mann was the correct answer...I'm confused


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/D--Boy

                  Q: You are a man A: "Sie sind ein mann"

                  I thought the answer would be "Du bist ein mann" but this was the answer was "sie sind ein mann" why is this?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aaliyah_14

                  there a confusion


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qJSs13

                  Why not du bist....?


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

                  The correct one according to Duo is "Sie sind ein Mann". Wouldn't it be "Du bist ein Mann"?


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

                  Sie means she right? Also when do we use sind and bist?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abhijith587534

                  Is Du bist ein Mann, wrong?


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

                  Why does the purple haired woman look so angry when she says "Du bist ein Mann." Like, so much anger in her expression.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jay194527

                  Since when does sie mean you? The sentence is you are a man - ihr sind ein mann should be correct, right??! It marked me wrong saying it should be sie sind ein mann.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChandraBhu992900

                  Answer should be Du bist ein Mann, but that is missing


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

                  Any help? Duolingo gave me: Sie sind ein Mann(You are a man)


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/muhammedan595794

                  My question is you're a man. But the given answer is sie sind ein mann


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alfred211817

                  I thought "bist" means "are" Help!


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

                  The option is wrong


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

                  Du bist eine mann how come it is wrong?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linguist2709

                  Du bist ein Mann - Is this wrong? If so, then why?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yousef248875

                  Correct answer is not among choices. Please correct this question.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jim816747

                  Sie sind ein Mann?????


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gui.ax

                  Whats wrong Duo ?!


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nikola573446

                  Sie sind ein Mann!?!?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JazzySpazzy103

                  What are the differences between bist, bin and seid, sind?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liam454363

                  It says "sie bin ein mann" is "you are a man" but it said earlier "du" is the word for "you" is it interchangeable and why?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Neetha726095

                  How does you are a man translate to sie sind ein Mann??


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Divya270384

                  Sie is she, du means you.. And only option i had was sie and not du


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RGW1020

                  So why Sie and not Du?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tosia.Tosia007

                  I think, it is mistake here. In my opinion it should be "Du" here


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FukushimaS1

                  What Wrong here dude I thought its 'Du bist ein mann' or something this comment section is also brain hurtinh


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sindhu348395

                  Its du bist ein mann


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/michael216870

                  I got a lot of options I've never seen to say this: why is sie sind ein Mann acceptable? Is it truly like how in english we would say they are a man?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LouisWu25

                  what happen here???, is the answer wrong?. it's should be "Du bist ein mann"


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

                  Do i really need to know info as in nominativ, substantives??? Can someone be successful with learning with out knowing which words are this and that and etc etc??? I haven't paid attention to whats what at all. Just learning the words to say. Many thank to all who leave info on all lessons. Great help.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fish277242

                  I thought Sie was supposed to be they/she and sometimes it or something. I thought du/ihr was you


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

                  Isnt it du bist ein mann?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SubhojitDa12

                  How does "sie" stands for "you"?


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

                  Are "sie sind" and "du bist" the same??


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RkaSzab270108

                  You are a man-Ihr seid ein Mann.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/riddu19

                  Why sie is used for 'you' instead of du??


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maye952851

                  Man i cant get the answr but i got some of the. Good


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ErickJurez13

                  Shouldnt it be "du bist ein mann"?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nancy541221

                  Wt is z difference between bist,sind aso ein and eine


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sheildmaiden87

                  I got confused as it said sie at the start for she, and the rest was confusing too.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HanaAbdell2

                  Why is the answer: sie sind ein mann? I thought it's: Du bist ein mann, no?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamarthBha413387

                  What is the meaning of sie sind


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

                  All answers begin with "Sie sind" and therefore all are wrong!


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qkXhMH7M

                  You are a man . This means Du bist ein Mann i


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KasperBrin4

                  You are a man.* options: - Sie sind ein mann - Sie sind mann - Sie bin ein mann

                  why is "du bist ein mann" not an option?

                  (Sie sind ein mann* was the "correct" solution)


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

                  du bist ein Mann it is only corect form:)


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

                  Why was the correct answer "Sie sind ein mann" in the practice section? I am confused!


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lachin.Eke

                  GRUP AÇIKLAMASINI OKU!!!!!! AYNI MESAJI DURMADAN ATMAK YASAK!!!! https://chat.whatsapp.com/JjMvbM1UdJZHxb1vfhnbyP

                  GRUP AÇIKLAMASINI OKU!!!!! AYNI MESAJI DURMADAN ATMAK YASAK!!!!!


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

                  Du sind ein Mann- what


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KhushiPal7

                  Why sie and sind is coming in the sentence


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

                  For me it says "Sie sind ein Mann"? Shouldn't this be: Di bist ein Mann?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JozsefKiss9

                  Cant be sie if it's a you.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karen790390

                  I want to know why sie sind ein mann is used as a correct answer Zeiss and a man


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maziyar13259

                  Du bist ein mann is true


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

                  Hi duo but the question have wrong answer and you are saying it is right


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

                  Am scris "Du bist ein Mann" și a spus că este greșit


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yuvan257713

                  How does SIE is used here?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chi.anugo

                  How is 'sie sind ein mann' correct? Sie is female!


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jen122726

                  Why Mann and not Man?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GOLI_313

                  It is true ? isnt "you" in germen du or ihr ? Why in answer uses sie ?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aubrey699903

                  What is the difference between bist and sind dont they both mean are?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sena437257

                  I thought sie means "she" or "they"


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

                  Whàt is sind really confused how to use it for male or femàle?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KisEszter6

                  Man is not plural. Du bist ein Mann.- is correct.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yehoward-Li

                  Why "Sie sind ein mann" is correct? Isn't it "Du bist ein mann"?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amir759076

                  Should be Ihr seid ein Mann


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MerryCross2

                  Du bist ein Mann wasn't an option...and all the options were wrong! Infuriating!


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VtorSoares1

                  The three options that I got for the translation of this sentence all begin with "Sie" so I got all wrong answers and the correct answer from the system is wrong.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yvie1207

                  When i pick Du... Is siad it is incorrect and shown Sie as correct. You =Du not Sie.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmanuellyB432550

                  seriously what the hell


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meka818

                  What does... -Ihr sind ein mann- translate to?


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

                  Du bist ein mann- it's what I assumed from the previous lessons. I still don't understand the answer.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amber._.d

                  What does sind mean


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aslam169596

                  The answer that was provided is wrong


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

                  I only got for options,

                  Du sind ein Mann Sie sind ein Mann Sie ist ein Mann

                  How are any of these right?


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

                  I only got as options,

                  Du sind ein Mann Sie bist ein Mann Sie sind ein Mann

                  How are any of these right?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hokori202

                  Du bist ein Mann* why did I get wrong? I consider you cannot introduce things you have not explained previously!


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hokori202

                  Why "Sie siend ein Mann" and not "Du bist ein Mann"?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andes825111

                  Why "sind" and not "bist"?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Manvendra9981

                  Its should have been du bist en Mann.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/F170XTECH

                  Wrong options, sie i understand is she or they ??


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steffy654233

                  How come 'You are a man' is not 'Ihr sind ein mann' ? 'Sie' is 'They' or 'She' right?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertoPla966137

                  Sie sind ein Mann???? Is correct?


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

                  The correct answer shown here has not even been amongst my answer choices. I kept receiving what i assume are plural answer choices that i jave not even learned yet


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

                  Is Sie not she? But Sie seid ein Mann is You are a man. I'm confused!! Does putting seid with Sie make it You are??


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kalliopi66

                  There isn't a "du bist" answer


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tonka995220

                  Du bist einen mann???


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

                  It says Du bist ein Mann here but on the question it said somrthing like "iehr du ein Mann"?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NehalSoni13

                  Sie sind ein mann. Means?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ryu715359

                  What is the difference between "Du bist" and "Sind sie"?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AuliaAkbar4

                  The option is sie sind ein mann


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sususana84

                  The right answer is "du bist ein mann"


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Firehorse1966

                  How it can be ,,sie,, should be ,,er ist ein mann,,


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

                  Why DL suggests Sie sind ein Mann and gives du bist ein Mann in comments page here.


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

                  The option it gave me was Sie sien ein mann...thats wrong right?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caroll934359

                  Why is not "du bist ein Mann" >:v.??........?


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

                  "Du bist ein Mann" versus "sie sind ein Mann." Is this formalities?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karl718329

                  If you want to teach us GERMAN be sure to include SINDE earlier in the LESSONS.


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

                  Sie??? It shod be DU!!


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

                  Du bist ein mann was not an option.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Firehorse1966

                  But still is wrong ,,du bist ein mann,, why need write ,,sie sind ein mann,,


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Olga.Guskova

                  How Sie could be You?


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ceci440316

                  They corrected me saying that the right answer is "sie sind ein mann" any clues why whis happens? No "ihr", no "du, "sie"!


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

                  It should have Du bist ein mann as an option. It does not. None of the options given are correct.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaveCC2

                  It didn't give me the correct answer, the answer is Du bist ein Mann


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oscarbello1734

                  Esta pregunta - respuesta está mal planteada, todo el tiempo explicando una cosa para venir a evaluar de forma distinta.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/olivia866169

                  Duolingo said the answer was "sie sind ein mann"... I'm assuming this is incorrect, right?


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

                  Duolingo said the answer was "sie sind ein mann"

                  Do you have a screenshot showing this incorrect answer?

                  Sie sind ein Mann is possible, with capitalised Sie (= "you") and capitalised Mann (= "man").

                  But lowercase sie means "they", not "you", and lowercase mann does not exist.

                  Also, nearly all sentences accept multiple translations, so talking about "the answer" (as if there were only one) is misleading.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VitaliGrie1

                  Sind und ein Mann passt nicht zusammen.


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

                  Sind und ein Mann passt nicht zusammen.

                  Sie sind ein Mann is just as grammatically correct as "you are a man".

                  sind is grammatically plural, just like "are" -- but Sie sind can be used when speaking to one person just like "you are" can.

                  The fact that the forms are grammatically plural is nowadays only of historical interest.


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

                  The right answer is "Du bist ein Mann", which was not in the alternatives.


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

                  The right answer is "Du bist ein Mann"

                  That is a right answer but not the (only) right answer.

                  You would use Du bist ein Mann if you know that man well but Sie sind ein Mann if he is a stranger.


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

                  There's not the option "Du bist ein Mann"


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jim198058

                  If Du bist ein Mann is the correct translation, why does the 'correct' option show Sie sind ein Mann? Does this translate as They are...?


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

                  If Du bist ein Mann is the correct translation

                  It isn't.

                  Du bist ein Mann is a correct translation but not the (only) correct translation.

                  Sie sind ein Mann. is also a correct translation.

                  Does this translate as They are...?

                  No. Several people cannot be one man, so in this context, Sie sind can only mean "you are", not "they are".

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