"Sie kommt aus England."

Translation:She is from England.

April 17, 2013



How am I supposed to know if it is they or she?? Aren't they both Sie?

October 10, 2015


Sie kommt = She comes. Sie kommen = They come.

October 18, 2015


Ahhhmmm... I answer "she come" false. The right answer is "she is from" hmmmm... Help

August 13, 2019


By the verb.

Plural: Sie kommen.

Singular: Sie kommt.

January 3, 2016


If it was they, wouldn't it be "sie kommen"?

October 10, 2015


If its kommt then its she if its kommen its they

June 16, 2019


Is England really synonymous with Britain? Is that in the German language or a mistake on Duolingo?

October 23, 2015


'Great Britain' is in German called 'Großbritannien'.

October 23, 2015


OK i just typed "She comes from Britain" and it says incorrect. HOW COME.

December 28, 2015


Because England and Britain are NOT the same thing.

Click Here to learn the difference.

March 18, 2017


She is from England

June 3, 2019


Is aus the same as 'from'?????

April 13, 2016


In this context, yes.

When we are talking about the extraction or origin of something, we say 'aus'. Or else, 'from' is normally translated to the German word 'von'. For example: Es kommt aus Kopenhagen = It comes from Copenhagen (i.e. it's origin is in Copenhagen) Es kommt gerade von Kopenhagen = It comes straight from Copenhagen

'Aus' can litterally mean 'out', 'out of' or 'out from'.

April 14, 2016


How can I tell whether it is you instead of they if "Sie" is the first word of the sentence?

February 3, 2017


You can't. (Except through context.)

The first word of a sentence is always capitalised, so the difference between sie "they" and Sie "you" disappears, and the verb form is the same.

July 27, 2017


I said "She is coming from England." And it said i was wrong. "kommt" means "is coming" so what's wrong?

February 16, 2019


what's wrong?

This bit is wrong:

"kommt" means "is coming"

At least if with “means” you mean “is exactly equivalent to, and can always be translated as”.

In this sentence, kommt cannot be translated as “is coming”, since we’re talking about origin, which is an “eternal truth”, not an action; we use the present simply tense for that in English.

February 16, 2019


I disagree, Sie kommt aus England can mean any of these:

She is coming from England. She comes from England.

What's your "translation" to German of "She is coming from England" which would be the answer to Where is she coming from? Which is asking the origin of her travel.

February 27, 2019


What's your "translation" to German of "She is coming from England"

That English sentence doesn't make sense to me, nor does "Where is she coming from?"

February 27, 2019


One more reply... the answer given was "She is from England" which translates to "Sie ist aus England" not "Sie kommt aus England"

February 27, 2019


When do we use komme and when do we use kommt?

April 19, 2017


German verbs conjugate based on who's doing them.

"ich komme" is "I come" and "er/es/sie kommt" is "he/she/it comes".

Here are all the conjugations of kommen:

ich komme - I come

du kommst - you come

er/es/sie kommt - he/she/it comes

wir kommen - we come

ihr kommt - you (as in several people) come

sie kommen - they come

Sie kommen - you (formal) come

June 4, 2017


Alvin, thank you so much for explaining this better. DuoLingo really needs to build conjugations in basics. It would be nice to have the tool tip mention stuff like that.

February 27, 2019


Why is "She is coming from England" wrong when 'kommt' & 'aus' are used in the example sentence, and options are "'is', 'coming' and 'from'?

Plz help me understand

December 29, 2018


The hover/tap hints are a bit like dictionary definitions -- words can have many meanings and not all of them are appropriate in a given sentence. (For example, "bat" can mean a wooden stick or a flying mammal, but playing baseball with a flying mammal wouldn't work very well.)

When asking about someone's origin, say "She is from England" or "She comes from England" -- that's not an action but a timeless statement, so use present simple, not present continuous.

"is coming" as a translation of kommt would be appropriate, for example, when literal movement is involved, as in "She is coming to visit us tomorrow." Sie kommt uns morgen besuchen.

December 30, 2018


Wait. "is" is "ist" and they say it's "She is from England" I don't understand.

February 25, 2019


Why it is wrong if I type - "She comes from England"?

March 5, 2019


Sie kommt aus England isn't kommt means came? then why is, instead of came?

April 11, 2019


kommt is present tense, “came” is past tense,

April 11, 2019


how do i know that commit is they or she because the ending -t is singular and plural

July 8, 2019


the ending -t is singular and plural

The ending -t is specifically for er/sie/es (he, she, it) and for ihr (you -- several people).

So sie kommt cannot be "they come", because -t is not used for "they".

"they" uses the ending -en, e.g. sie kommen.

Do not think of verb endings as "singular" or "plural". Rather, associate them with specific subjects such as wir or du.

July 8, 2019


when should we capitalize "sie"? when it means "she", "they" or "you (formal)"?

July 12, 2019


when should we capitalize "sie"?

When it means "you (formal)"


When it is the first word in the sentence

July 12, 2019


It should be translated with verb comes, not is from.

July 29, 2019


So is Sie, Er and Ihr all kommt?

August 3, 2019


So is Sie, Er and Ihr all kommt?

That is correct.

er, sie, es and ihr both have verb forms ending in -t.

For some verbs, er, sie, es and du verb forms change the vowel (e.g. geben has du gibst, er/sie/es gibt but ihr gebt) and then the er, sie, es and ihr verb forms are different, but for the majority of verbs, they are the same (e.g. er/sie/es kommt; ihr kommt).

August 4, 2019


Why doesnt she is coming from england work?

February 27, 2019


This has been asked and answered before. Please read all the comments.

February 27, 2019


Why is the translation, She is coming from England wrong ?

February 27, 2019


This has been asked and answered before. Please read all the comments.

February 27, 2019
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