"Sie sieht den Tisch."
Translation:She sees the table.
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I cannot pass the voice stage of this. It will not recognise that I am saying it correctly so it will continually make me retry. This hasn't happened with any other sentence. I've tried at least a dozen times.
It must be your microphone. Sometimes I say it completely wrong and the software still takes it.
same here, i pronounced it 100 times and even asked a colleague to pronounce it (he is German native speaker, I work in a German company), he says the voice recognition is wrong, It is first time for me too, it did not happen with other sentence till now. We even tried with sehen, something is definitively wrong with this sentence.
I am afraid I can´t see the difference between "Sie" when it means She, and "Sie" when it means they :S
It depends on the ending of the verb that follows it. In this case "Sie" means "she" because the verb is conjugated "sieht", which is the conjugation of the verb "sehen" that indicates that it is in the third person singular (so either: he, she, or it).
It all depends on the rest of the sentence. A way to know is looking at the verb. There is "sie" which means "she", and the verbs will end in "t" and there is "sie" which means "they" and the verbs end in "en" and last there is "Sie", which means "you (formal)" and also the verbs end in "en". When using the formal word for you (Sie), it is always capitalized.
Me too. I'm not sure how to pronounce this phrase. Also, I wonder why can't you hear the slow version of the recording in the speaking exercises.
Tisch is the object of the sentence. "Sie sieht der Tisch" would indicate that Tisch is the subject and I'm not 100% sure about this but I think it would mean "The table sees her/you/them"
Surely the use of Sie at the start of a sentance could be interpreted as she or you, and the context of the sentance leads the listener to interpret which is the most appropriate. in mid sentance the use of Sie would be clearly distinguished from sie... but not at the start, where the first letter must be a capital regardless.
If "Sie" were referring to "they" or "you"(formal" the verb would be "sehen" not "sieht."
Surely "den" can equally be "the" or "that"? In every other sentence on this level both are equally accepted, and later on I got penalised for not choosing both "the" and "that" as correct translations?
German does not have an appropriate equivalent to English that. The definite article den can be translated as the or that since it is used that way in German.
can anybody suggest the regulation of verb's conjugation? find it's kinda hard to memorise the conjugations one by one...
There are regular verbs, if you know the stem you can predict the endings. There are also irregular verbs that you just have to know because they don't seem to follow any rules :/
when i use "they" to sie; it's=she, but when i use "she" to sie, it's= they...
You can figure out, whether it is she or they by the verb form: If it is plural (-en), then it is they (or formal you), if it is singular (-t), then it is she.
I'm having the same problem, there is no way for it to understand what I am saying :\
Actually there IS a mistake. the voice says seht, when the answer should be sieht and vice versa. or I dont have an ear for German :-) And I am NOT reporting this mistake, it's a statement :-)
When am I supposed to use den instead of das/der/die? (Sorry, I'm just a beginner)
They change depending on the case used (nominative, accusative, dative, genitive)
Check out: http://www.jabbalab.com/blog/795/how-the-german-cases-work-nominative-accusative-dative-and-genitive
Generally, transitive verbs take an object in accusative (den). That means if you use a verb that does some action with another object/person, this object needs accusative. In this sentence the verb is sehen and the object is der Tisch, it will become den Tisch since it is the receiver of the action of seeing. Things will get more complicated later, but for now take it as a rule. As you master the accusative, any more rules on using the right case will become easier.