1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: German
  4. >
  5. Sie means "you", "she" or "th…


Sie means "you", "she" or "they"

Duolingo translates "sie" as "you", "she" or "they", but when I translated Sie ist schlecht as "you are bad", it wasn´t accepted as correct; Instead the translation given was "She is bad". I' m confused.

August 6, 2012



You need to use different verb forms depending which "sie" you mean:

Sie ist schlecht. = She is bad.

Sie sind schlecht. = They are bad. / You are bad.

When "sie" means "you" it has to be written with a capital letter in the beginning ("Sie") but of course this does not help if it is the first word of the sentence ...


And this is very annoying in multiple selections - you fail if you do not select one of the answers...

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