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.

July 13, 2019

Yes, exactly!

July 15, 2019

Here is a related Duolingo post:

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

July 13, 2019

Check the verb forms.

July 13, 2019

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

July 13, 2019

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

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

July 14, 2019

Related Discussions

Learn German in just 5 minutes a day. For free.