sind, bist, seid
differences between them? D:
It's similar to the difference between am, are, and is in English. All different forms of to be sein that change depending on the pronoun or noun.
- I am ich bin
- you (singular) are du bist
- he is er ist, she is sie ist, it is es ist
- we are wir sind
- you (plural) are ihr seid
- they are sie sind
- you (polite) are Sie sind
Whenever you want to be polite - talking to a stranger you dont know, who is an Adult or talking to any person of authority, teachers or police officers for example.
Germans usually use "Sie" on each other ("siezen") until one of them offers the "Du" ("duzen") - especially in business situations.
You dont have to use the polite forms on children though. Teachers usually call the pupils "Du" up until 11th Grade, at which point they have to call them "Sie".
Edit: If you're friends with the person or you know each other you can usually use "Du" though. So friends of your family and alike.
Nope, you gotta you "sind"
( You can look it up here http://konjugator.reverso.net/konjugation-deutsch-verb-sein.html )
Sir, while i was also searching for difference between sind and seid, I read that sind is for third person plural and seid is for first person plural. So, We are --> wir sind seems incorrect to me. Shouldn't it be wir seid, as "WE" is a first person plural and sind is for third person plural. Please help me here, I am a beginner at German so i may be missing something very simple. Danke
All verbs are "conjugated", which means they change depending on the number and person- first, second, third. Have a look at this for the German verb to be (sein) and for the verb to have (haben). http://german.about.com/library/verbs/blverb01.htm http://german.about.com/library/verbs/blverb02.htm
It is unfortunate that in most Romance languages the first verbs ones learns are irregular.
Keep going. It comes with time. Good luck.