I'm new to this website but I've had lessons in german before and "Sie" means Her, You (formal) and They. It would be Sie(fem) trinkt, Sie trinken and Sie trinken. I just think this should be made more clear, some, if they haven't read the Tips and notes in detail would have no idea of this. I don't know if it's made clearer in the next lessons of something.
Ya! Thanx to the tips and notes, I am sailing through. Otherwise its confusing.
From my German lessons lower case "sie" means she, while capital letter "Sie" means formal you and they.
sie [lowercase] trinkt = she drinks/she's drinking
sie [lowercase] trinken = they drink/they're drinking
Sie [uppercase] trinken = you drink/you're drinking (formal, addressing one or more people)
I thought all nouns are capitalized was what I read in another comment. Is it different for "sie" because there are two cases for this word? She vs They?
"sie trinkt" is correct. "Trinke" is used for "ich trinke". (might be comparable to the difference between "I drink" and "she drinks")
I think what Christian implied can be explained by these two example sentences: "I am drinking water"="Ich trinke Wasser" and "I am drinking the water."="Ich trinke das Wasser."
Just for a little more clarity. :)
If it were to be, "Sie trinkt das Wasser.", the English translation would be, "She drinks the water."
Trinkt, easy to remember becuase it sounds like "drink" if you got it wrong....well reconsider learning this languge. Just my opinion.
The conjugation for "sein" (to be) goes as follows:
ich bin, du bist, er/sie/es ist, wir sind, ihr seid, sie (they)/Sie (you formal) sind
why "Sie trinkt Wasser" is "She is drinking water." ? Should it means "She drinks water" ??
No difference, all nouns are capitalized in German. Just like the word 'I' is capitalized: "i want a pony so i can drink while i ride it" just isn't grammatically correct.
Similarly, nouns are capitalized: "i want a Pony so i can drink while i ride it"
Basically, "Wasser" means water, while "wasser" is not a word at all, it does not exist.
The verb 'to drink' is 'trinken'. This is the infinitive form. The verb is conjugated with just the root 'trink-'.
The regular verb conjugation is: ich (-e), du (-st), er/sie/es (-t), wir (-en), ihr (-t), sie (-en).
So: ich trink-e, du trink-st, er/sie/es trink-t, wir trink-en, ihr trink-t, sie trink-en.
THUS, trinkt with 'er/sie/es' and 'sie(plural)' and trinke with 'ich'
Please read the previous comments. Your question has already been answered.
I thought it was "she drank water", but its not "drank". Its present tense, so its actually "drink"; "she drinks water".
Isnt it Sie when you say they or is it Sie when you say She .... Can someone please explain
Im new to learning german can someine please tell me what sie means. Sometimes it means she. Sometimes it means they. How can i tell the difference
Why in this sentence trinkt is drinking?? Er trinkt = He is drinking. Sie trinkt Wasser = She drinks water. These both sentence are 2nd person singular still there is diff in trinkt. I am still not clear.
I think everyone should read the notes. I had no idea what I was doing and made it hard to memorize the proper way to speak, and it wasn't until I read the notes that I could easily use the words properly with ease.