"We are women and you are men."
" "We are women and you are men." Translation: Wir sind Frauen und ihr seid Männer.
You used the sie/Sie form "sind" instead of the ihr form "seid". Wir sind Frauen und ihr seid Männer. "
(The above is directly from a question in Duolingo's test to renew my basics.) How can I remember the difference between the two (sind, seid)? Does it have to do with masculine and feminine, like Spanish?
It does not have to do with gender; it's simply the verb form: we versus plural you.
"Ihr seid Maenner: is the familiar form of "Sie sind Maenner". Both are translated 'You are men". If it were feminine, it would be "ihr seid Frauen" ( fsmiliar form ) and "Sie sind Frauen" (polite form"), both translated as "You are women".
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It has nothing to do with the gender of the nouns, it's simply conjugation.
- Ich bin
- Du bist
- Er/sie/es ist
- Wir sind
- Ihr seid
- Sie/sie sind