"Ihre Hosen"

January 17, 2013


The use here of "Ihre" confuses me. I originally thought it translated to Her pants not your pants.

January 17, 2013

As far as I know, "Ihre Hosen" can mean "Her pants", "Your pants"(because of capital 'I' - the formal "you"), "Their pants" and "It's pants"

January 17, 2013

I think the last case is 'its pants'. Apart from that you are absolutely right.

January 17, 2013

Is this pants the English meaning or pants the American meaning? (ie, knickers or trousers?)

April 25, 2013

Trousers. For underwear you could say Wäsche or Unterwäsche. There's also Unterhosen, but I don't think that word is used that often.

May 31, 2013

How are Germans not confused with sentences like this when you could be talking about multiple people's pants?

August 8, 2013
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