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I agree. I am really using this a a refresher course and I KNOW the difference between Ihr and Er. I wish they would use native speakers for this program. The differences in sound can change the entire meaning!
Du wouldn't mean the same thing, it's the singular form "you" when referring to one person. Ihr is the plural form when talking to more than one person. Hope this helps!
I agree too. Although you can check for the conjugated verb, it still is confusing.
that doesn't really help in this instance either as isst and esst also sound very similar :(
I get isst and esse mixed up, please help.
Isst is for the third person, esse for the first person: "er/sie isst" = "he/she -eats-", and "Ich esse" = "I eat". Hope I helped.
I think "Ihr" is supposed to sound like "ear," while "er" is supposed to sound like "air." For the vocal translations in the lesson though they sound so similar I can't tell the difference.
That said, the verb is different for each. "Er isst Brot" = "He is eating/eats bread," and "Ihr esse Brot" = "You are eating/eat bread."
Only problem is that she said 'Er isst Brot'. It just sounded the same for me:D
If er means he AND it then why can't it be Er ist Brot? I'm confused about when Er means it vs. he, otherwise I would have know it was he eats bread because he is bread obviously doesn't make sense...
I said "He is eating bread." And it accepted it, even though it is supposed to be "He eats bread." So what the ❤❤❤❤.
how can essen become isst? i search in google eating = essen but here eating = isst ????
It's like "To be". I am, You are, He is. That would be weird for people foreign to English. Unless you want to study the roots of the language, it's easier to LAM it. "Learn it, Accept it, Move on".
I nearly chocked myself trying to say "Brot" but the computer still said it was correct...Is there a way for me to sound less ridiculous saying the "r"?
Ridiculous as it might sound but would it be proper to say "Er ist ein Brot" ?
You can't. They are homophones.You have to decide by context and essen/isst requires akkusative case for the Object whereas sein/ist requires nominative case on both sides.
The slow motion sound for er sounded like ihr. When I listened to it at full speed it sounded like er. They need to make their sound effects more consistent with each other.