"Is that your fish?"
Translation:Ist das euer Fisch?
Shouldn't "Ist das deine Fische?" be an acceptable translation?
In english you can not tell "your fish" (singular) from "your fish" (plural) but in german you can. So, "your fish" can be translated to "deine Fische" (plural) as well as "dein Fisch" (singular). Am I incorrect?
Again, shouldn't "Ist das deine Fische?" be an acceptable translation? Is this an error?
It is true that you can't tell by the "your fish " part, but the English version for a question involving multiple fish would start with "are those".
euer = base form of possessive pronoun 2nd pers. plural
Das ist euer Fisch / eure Blume / euer Haus.
(= That is your fish / flower / house. (NB: you all = plural))
ihr = base form of possessive pronoun 3rd pers. sing. female
Das ist ihr Fisch / ihre Blume / ihr Haus.
(= That is her fish / flower / house.)
Ihr = base form of possessive pronoun formal 2nd pers. sing. / plur. (NB: capital I)
Sagen Sie, ist das Ihr Fisch / Ihre Blume / Ihr Haus?
(= Tell me, is that your fish / flower / house? (NB: formal you))
ihr = nominative form of personal pronoun 2nd pers. plural
Immer geht ihr, wohin es euch gefällt.
(= You always go where you like. (NB: you all = plural))
ihr = dative form of personal pronoun 3rd pers. sing. female
Ich habe mit ihr gesprochen.
(= I have spoken with her.)
'dass'= that and 'das'= this, and sometimes they can be interchanged? But in this case, why isn't it 'dass'?
Das = this/that. There is no difference between this/that in German. Dass is used for the different meaning of that, where it isn't actually referring to a physical object. Example: I think that I'm in love.
In Germany I have been told that "that" or "there" would be more likely "da" in German rather that "das" . Duoling is not accepting my Ist da ihr Fisch. Is that really wrong ?
I am only learning German but what I know is da = there/back (Er ist wieder da = He is back again/ Er leben da = He "is living/lives" there)
But neuter the and that = das
The article for 'fisch' is 'der'. So why not 'Ist der euer fisch'?