Just confused me a whole lot that now sie means she and sie means they... everything just got confusing.
i totally agree :(
I too agree dude.. German is getting harder in every stage :/
"Sie" means both "she" and "they". You can tell by which verb ending is used. I know it seems very confusing right now but don't worry, once you know how to conjugate verbs it'll get easier!
The conjugation of essen with sie "She" is isst. The conjugation of essen with sie "they"is essen
I approve this solution.
In German you say formally "Sie" to a person to adress, so when you ask "Essen sie?" It means "are you eating?, too.
That was my thought too, and in speech it would be ambiguous, but in writing, Sie for "you" is capitalised, while "sie" means they (in this context) or she.
It considered the translation "Are you eating?" wrong?
It's wrong because "sie" isn't capitalised. It has to be capitalised in order to mean "you".
I made the same mistake :)
Do they eat?
Would "Do they eat?" be another accurate translation?
Why can't this be "Is she eating?" as well as "Are they eating?"?
It's a different verb form.
"Is she eating?" = "Isst sie?"
You've helped a lot.
All the meanings of 'sie'! It's confusing D;
If it is a capital it is formal, other wise it can mean both they ans she. sneaky programme