What's the difference between Kleidung and Kleider? Can these both be used as Kleid's plural?
With Tragt ihr Kleider... How do you differentiate if it's "do you wear dresses" or "are you wearing clothes"?
German is not pro-drop, which means that even though the verb ending usually indicates the subject, we still have to include the pronoun.
So just as in English you can't say "Am beautiful." or "Wears dresses." (even though "am" can only be "I am", and "wears" can only be "he/she/it wears"), so in German we have to say Tragt ihr Kleider? including the pronoun ihr.
Well, you can, but only in product descriptions ("Makes two at once! Looks great on your counter! Helps you live your life!" Etc.) and VERY slang/colloquial speech ("ain't doing that!").
My question is about negation. Would you say 'I am not wearing a dress [because I'm wearing trousers]' the same way you would say 'I am not [currently] wearing a dress [because I haven't put it on yet]'?
Hmm. Read through all discussion and found a few helpful points I am apparently still weak on, TY!
Question: If Tragen can mean 'carry', can this sentence, 'Tragt ihr Kleider?' also mean, Do you carry dresses? In American English, I have asked a sales person 'Do y'all (you all) carry... whatever item...' Or is this 'carry' only mean to carry it around in your arms?
Hope this makes sense.
Is this conjugation correct?
er / sie / es trägt
sie / Sie tragen
I wrote Traght ihr kleide, which is pretty comprehensively wrong, but it just says 'You have a typo'. Generous but nuts.
Could this also be "Are you wearing dresses?" as in you're asking a group of people if they plan to wear a certain type of clothing to an event or, for example, a bar with a dress code?
The sentence makes no sense , no one wears multiple dresses , who the hell makes these...
Of course the sentence makes sense, even when asked to one person. ' "Do you wear dresses?" "Yes, I do. And I also wear trousers and skirts." ' ' "Trägst du Kleider?" "Ja, und ich trage auch Hosen und Röcke." '
I tapped Tragt ihr Kleider but it didn't take it and told me it was incorrect - even though that is the solution it then declared as correct.
The difference between Ihr and euer please
As possessive determiners (before a noun), Ihr is used before something belonging to Sie (i.e. one or more people that you are speaking formally to) and euer for something belonging to ihr (i.e. two or more people that you are speaking informally to), when the noun is masculine or neuter.
Herr Müller, wissen Sie, wo Ihr Buch ist? "Mr Müller, do you know where your book is?"
Hans und Julia, wisst ihr, wo euer Buch ist? "Hans and Julia, do you know where your book is?"
Yes, it is: das Kleid - die Kleider; the dress - the dresses. Please don't shout, don't write everything with capital letters.
IS KLEIDER THE PLURAL OF KLEID
In the singular, Kleid means a (woman's) dress.
In the plural, Kleider can mean not only dresses but also clothes in general.
This "clothes" meaning has no singular in German (just as "clothes" has no singular in English; you cannot buy "a clothe", and "a cloth" is something completely different).
If you want to use the singular or count clothes, you can use Kleidungsstück = piece/article/item of clothing.
I hate when Duolingo tests you on a meaning they didn't tell you about. On my vocab cards (Tinycards) Tragen means to carry, and now I'm supposed to know it also means "to wear". Why don't they say on the vocab card, "to carry, to wear"? They're not giving you an opportunity to get the right answer through study. It seems like this happens a lot. Maybe my expectations are too high for a language practice app, but it's such bad teaching.