German: sie vs. ihr? How do you use them?
When do I use them? I know 'sie' is 'she' and 'ihr' is 'her', but are there any instances where they might not be used as they would be in English?
For example, is it "Ich bin schlank, wie sie" or "Ich bin schlank, wie ihr"?
- HandsOnCelibacyLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Wherever you use "she" in English, use "sie" in German. When you use "her" as the object of a verb, also use "sie" in German. Ihr means "to her." This form of the pronoun is called the dative. Some prepositions (like mit) and some verbs (like gefallen) have "objects" which are always in the dative.
It is Ich bin so schlank/dünn wie sie.
- Dra ELv 51 decade ago
Ich bin so schlank wie sie.
- pro_and_contraLv 71 decade ago
If you want to say
I am as thin as you
Ich bin so schlank wie Du (informal)
Ich bin so schlank wie Sie (formal)
Ich bin so schlank wie ihr = I am thin as you (plural)
her = ihr or ihreSource(s): Native
- CatLv 41 decade ago
In your example it would be. "Ich bin so schlank wie sie." So, here it differs. But you cannot say "Ich bin schlank, wie sie" in German. You have to add "as thin as".Source(s): Native German speaker