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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

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kim208424

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

July 13, 2019

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

Yes, exactly!

July 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwbrand1

Here is a related Duolingo post: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/23844656/Difference-between-sie-She-and-sie-they-in-German

One other tip; you can also use the forum Search feature and enter "sie" to find more information and related posts.

July 13, 2019

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

Check the verb forms.

July 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alpha3099

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

July 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NathanFox358945

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!

July 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Claudia936294

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

July 14, 2019

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