you learn could be either du lernst or Sie lernen, the former being informal and the latter formal.
The informal you is "du", the formal is "Sie". "Du" is capitalized only if it is at the beginning of a sentence, while "Sie" is always capitalized.
When do you know if something is formal or informal? When to use each?
You use the formal speech for "higher" people. Like when you write a formal letter to a company (e.g. application), or to people you don't know that close yet, like the parents of your crush or so. Unless they tell you to use "du" ;)
Sie is always capitalized when it's in the formal way for YOU. When it means sie (she) or sie (they), it will only be capitalized when it's in the beginning of a sentence, like this example.
The verb would conjugate differently. 'Sie lernen' instead of 'Sie lernt'
keep at it.... do the quizzes to test your hard words... practice makes perfect.
Lowercase "sie" is "they" or "she". Uppercase Sie is "you (formal)". The problem is at the beginning of a sentence. Since the first letter of a sentence is always capital, you have to use context clues to figure out which "sie" is meant.
Thanks. I was wondering about how it fitted into the beginning of a sentennce.
06D11t92 said it best 1 month ago The verb would conjugate differently. 'Sie lernen' instead of 'Sie lernt'
Sie lernt is also "They are learning" theres no way to distinguish so why did i get it wrong?
Sie lernen = they are learning
Sie = They Sie = You (Formal)
The answer is "You learn" because of conjugation. Because "They" is plural, the plural conjugation is "lernen" The singular conjugation is "lernt"
Therefore, we can understand that the pronoun being used here is You (Formal) and it's saying that "You are learning."