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So, if I have this right, 'sie' can mean they OR she/her? Help.

June 24, 2018

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Yes. And if it's Sie (capitalized S) then it's the formal form of "you" (so Sie instead of du).

June 24, 2018

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Okay! Thanks!

June 24, 2018

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To be more accurate, "sie" can on the one hand be the personal pronoun used for a 3rd person feminine noun in nominative or accusative case (corresponding to "she" resp. "her"). It is not a translation of "her" as a possessive pronoun, however. On the other hand "sie" can be the personal pronoun 3rd person plural in nominative or accusative case (corresponding to "they" resp. "them"). And as a third possibility there is the capitalized "Sie", which is nominative or accusative 2nd person formal form (that would be "you" in English).

June 24, 2018

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I am pretty sure you are correct .

June 24, 2018

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sie can mean:

Sie (formal)You

sie (she/her/they)

June 26, 2018
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