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Sie and Sie

im learning german and im pretty far in and i still cant figure out how to tell the difference between sie (she) and sie (they). like is it just context clues or what? thanks in advance!

July 13, 2019



The verb will tell you. If singular, then she, if plural, then they.


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Check the verb forms.


Sie (they) and Sie (you) is much Harder to tell the difference since the verb conjugation is the same.


if the verb ends with -t (singular), then sie means she. if the verb ends with -en (plural), then sie means they. Sie (formal version of you) also has a verb that ends with -en

example: sie trinkt eine Cola. --> She drinks a Coca Cola. sie trinken Wasser. --> They drink water.

Hope that helped!


Almost, the 1st plural (wir) also ends on -en.

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