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"Ihre Hosen"

January 17, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/grmastersau

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

January 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sarthorks

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Menschenkind

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

January 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DerSchwarzeUmzug

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

April 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/esoralyal

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

https://www.duolingo.com/MelsWolf

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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