Small letter "s" in "sie" is either "she" or "they". To tell which is which, you need the verb. Capital "S" in "Sie" is formal you.
- she = sie schwimmt
- they = sie schwimmen
- you = Sie schwimmen
If the sentence starts with the word "Sie", then you need to look at the verb or context to tell who it is.
For example, see if you can tell if these sentences mean she, they, or you:
- Sie gehen nach Hause.
- Gehen Sie nach Hause?
- Sie trinkt Bier.
Hope that helps!
ǝɥs '(ןɐɯɹoɟ) noʎ '(ʇxǝʇuoɔ pǝǝu noʎ) ʎǝɥʇ ɹo (ןɐɯɹoɟ) noʎ :sɹǝʍsuɐ
Wo has Where and When as translations, but When do they swim? is incorrect. How would you say When do they swim?
What do you mean "wo" has "when" as a translation? I can't think of any example where this is the case.
I mean that when you pass the mouse over the word Wo it shows Where as first translation and When as second.
"warum hast du das getan, wo du doch weißt, dass … why did you do that when you know very well that …" - http://www.wordreference.com/deen/wo
I don't think that is common, though, is it? For beginners, I think it is a bad idea to teach this as "when."
Oh, I see. I would report that as an error, because I don't really think that "when" is ever a valid translation of "wo." Perhaps there is some construction that uses "wo" and the sum of the phrase is something related to "when" and the "wo" part was assigned when, but I can't even think of a case where that would be true.
In the explanation section, duo says Wo is pronounced as who. So i'm not sure really, here they pronounced it as voo or vo
Not pronounced as "who". The pronunciation in the sentence is fine. Alternatively, here's another pronunciation for you to listen to:
The should've capitalized "sie" if they wanted to convey the meaning of it being plural and informal. In small letter it confuses people.
If Sie were capitalized, it would be the formal singular "you." But since sie is lowercase here, and schwimmen is conjugated in the plural sense, then sie means "they."
Correct me if I'm wrong: Wo schwimmen sie? = Where are they swimming (at)? Wohin schwimmen sie? = Where are they swimming (to)?
Is this a correct usage of wo/wohin?