I'm having trouble distinguishing the difference between "Er" and "Ihr" - does "er" sound like the English word "ear" and does "ihr" sound like the English word "air"? Or is it the other way around?
For those problems - also try to pick up on the words around it - if you pick up on the words around then you'll be able to tell whether it's Er or Ihr. For example in this case - Er would have been isst, but instead it was esst - therefore you know it's Ihr (you all)
This was a tricky one though as isst and esst are similar... but it was possible to tell!
I sometimes wish Duolingo could tag team with Google for the speaking parts of the lesson.
Me too. The computerized voice isn't without flaws. I wrote 'isst' even though I thought it sounded like 'esst.' Should have gone with my first instinct.
why is: "she eats with us" Unacceptable
I don't understand when to use esst, instead of isst
esst goes with Ihr (You - formal) if it was isst then she would have been correct as isst goes with er/sie/es
"Sie" is formal for you singular. "ihr" is you as in plural (you all) and "du" is you singular.
Why is it ihr? Isn't the only dative thing here uns? Why is Ihr necessary?
Not a solid rule, but in example isst means one You Sie She is eating. While Sie essen. would be used sie plural. They are eating. Capital is still used for Sie being the beginning of a sentence.