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"Eure Frau."

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February 17, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/rpaditham

This sentence and the English translation "your wife" does not make sense here. "Eure" is plural form of "your". This sentence could make sense only when talking to a bunch of men having one wife, as in a polyandry relationship. Not a situation you would come across in German parts of the world. On the other hand "Eure Frauen" could be right and make sense.

March 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Just_Living

I'm thinking that people are sharing the same wife ...

April 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/muitosabao

Although this doesn't make much sense, the wife of a group of people. Would make more sense, Eure Frauen.

March 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/geralsv

Maybe it could be "Your woman" as in part of a family. Like saying it to a man and their child...

March 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PatriciaJH
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Yes, or a particular woman who is being searched for -- "there's your woman."

July 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Shiroryuu

My grammar book said that eure could be written like euere. Is this true? (it is an ooooold book)

March 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/caelumcaeruleum

I've seen that too and it's not a typo. The nominative form is "euer". When you add an ending that 2nd 'e' gets dropped. I suspect it is because it is more awkward to pronounce 'euere', so that form doesn't get used much, especially in speech.

There are a few words that this happens to. "dunkel" means "dark". When you add endings, you drop the 'e' before the 'l', z.B. "dunkles".

I don't remember if there is a specific rule to help identify these situations. Maybe it's when there's an 'l' or 'r'.

May 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ElDestello

I can't seem to discern this eure pronunciation. It sounds like 'aughe' with the 'r' being weirdly guttural. Can someone please shed any light on this?

August 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JJMcGuckin
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is Eure used to mean "your" as a singular or plural form, or both depending on the context?

February 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Menschenkind

Plural. your in singular would be 'dein/deine'

February 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PatriciaJH
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Eure is the possive pronoun for you-plural -- second person plural. It's never singular.

Here is the best, clearest page I've found on this topic: http://german.speak7.com/german_pronouns.htm I pasted them into a document, cleaned up the formatting, and color-coded all the confusing hononyms. (I didn't bother with all the future and past tenses etc.

I do my best to remember or figure out where in the table the word I want is, enter it into the exercise first, and then look it up to confirm if I'm unsure -- I find if I look it up without thinking about it, I don't learn anything.

July 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Kaltwasser

Dein Frau oder Eure Frau ;;;;; Ich ben "lost "

July 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/VirgilSchmidt

In reality, I believe it should be DeinE Frau ; with the E at the end of dein. The lesson here just matched to words together for the sake of practicing. IMHO.

August 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sfyr

Does Eure not change with the gender of the noun? Like sein changes to seine when the noun is feminine. Does this?

August 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ElDestello

Eure is the feminine form. The masculine and neuter form is euer, for this present nominative scenario that is.

August 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sfyr

Alright thanks, that makes sense

August 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Evei

I was thinking the same, although maybe in some cultures people would share wives ..

August 4, 2013
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