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"Sie trinkt Milch."

April 16, 2013

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I am confused, how would you say "you drink milk"? How can you tell you apart from she in this sentence?

April 16, 2013

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Sie trinken Milch = you (formal) drink milk
Du trinkst Milch = you (informal) drink milk

sie = they or she
Sie = you (formal) plural and singular

sie trinkt = she drinks
sie trinken = they drink
Sie trinken = you (formal) drink

At the start of a sentence, when a capital "S" is present (regardless of if they mean she, they, or you) you must look at how the verb is conjugated.

Sie trinkt = she drinks
Sie trinken = you (formal) drink OR they drink. As a stand alone sentence it could be either, so you would need context to figure our if it was "you" or "they".

I hope that helps!

April 16, 2013

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Thank you for the explanation, this make it clear.

April 22, 2013
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