"I have your daughter."
Translation:Ich habe Ihre Tochter.
I wrote Ich habe deine Tochter and was marked wrong. Duo said it should have been eure or Ihre.
Why wouldn't, Ich habe seine Tochter, be correct. This seems like it would be the formal version.
Sie is formal for you but formal for your is Ihr(e) not Seine. Sein(e) is his or it's. Dein(e) is your (informal), Euer(m,n)/Eure(f) is your (when addressing two or more people), and Ihr(e) is your (formal). Like the You form of Sie you need to have a capital at the beginning of Ihr or Ihre if you don't it means hers or their. Hope it helps at least a bit
Formally addressing someone would use "Sie", which uses the possessive pronoun "Ihr". So that would then become "Ich habe ihre Tochter"= "I have your (with respect) daughter". "Seine" would referring specifically to a male whose daughter you have in your possession (which is weird to think about).
So, if I were addressing someone whose daughter I had kidnapped, would I use the formal or informal? What if I'm addressing the person who has kidnapped my daughter?
Well, it depends on how much preparation you had done and your relationship to the person. Sie vs. du can indicate familiarity as well as politeness.
Small correction, akurzias: "Ich habe
Ihre Tochter," shows the respect/formality. Without capitalization, "Ich habe
ihre Tochter" means that I have her or their daughter.
And then "Ich habe seine Tochter" is "I have his daughter."
"Tochter" is a feminine noun and so "dein" needs to be declined to "deine".
No (see the former answers). You were correct if it was "Ich habe ihre Tochter"- then it would mean her/ their. But since Ihr is capitalized, it means your (formal).
I don't know who you are, I don't know what you want, but I will find you and I will squash you!
The english doesn't let you know whether the "your" is singular or plural. I put "deine Tochter" and was marked wrong
"Ich habe deine Tochter" is a valid translation, and I have had that accepted.
"Ich habe diene Tochter" is incorrect and easily overlooked. Die Eule does not always highlight clearly what the error was.