When I want to say

So they're no problem for you.

in German, which of the two sentences is (more) correct or common?

More context:

I was talking about the two special German words, "Sie" and "du". Then someone asked me if we have the same words in my native language and I said yes in reply. The sentence I asked is about how that person should respond to my sentence.

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Both variants can be used. We tend to use "Probleme" in plural when combining with "machen". That would lead to the following:

Diese machen dir also keine Probleme.
Dies ist also kein Problem für dich.
Diese sind also kein Problem für dich.

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    I'd like to add that the version "Sie machen kein Problem für dich" is not correct. Normally things are a problem, they don't make problems. Drunk people in bars "machen" problems :) The first example of Takkat is ok, but in combination with für as Gigili suggested it sounds wrong to me...
    – Emanuel
    Commented Apr 22, 2012 at 17:28
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    All three forms have very different meanings. #1 "Diese" may refer to some persons or items; #2 & #3 "Dies"/"Diese" refers to the problem(s) itself;
    – feeela
    Commented Apr 25, 2012 at 16:23

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