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"You have your beer."

Translation:Du hast dein Bier.

March 9, 2013



why "du hast eure Bier" is not right?


You are mixing up two types of "you". "Du" is used for informal singular (one person) and "euer" (not eure, because Bier is neuter) is used for plural (a group of people).


Anyway, "du hast euer Bier" is a correct answer, meaning "you (2nd person sing.) have your (2nd. person pl.) beer. The beer of more than one person, I mean. (so I won't give you mine!)


ihr/euer also is used by germans for singular as an alternative for "Sie".


Why is this dein and not deinen?? I thought in the accusative it would be deinen. >??


"Bier" is a neuter word, which means that it remains "dein" in Akkusativ.


Shudnt this be deines then in accusative?


No. Deines works like the English "yours".

Ich habe mein Bier und du hast deines.


Why does "Du hast ihre Bier." not work


Ihre Bier for Sie(polite way of you),You can either use "Du hast dein Bier" or"Sie haben ihr Bier"


In your second sentence, you forgot to capitalise Ihr. Lowercase ihr means "her".

Du hast dein Bier = "You have your beer" (informal, individual)
Ihr habt euer Bier = "You have your beer" (informal, to a group)
Sie haben Ihr Bier = "You have your beer" (polite, any number of people)
Sie haben ihr Bier = "You have her beer" (polite)

To answer 'MAB-15', note that the possessive pronouns are all inflected to match the neuter (das) Bier in accusative case, i.e. they all have 'blunt' endings. You would only use -e endings for grammatically feminine objects, i.e. Du hast deine Katze = "You have your cat".


Why not deinen?


Bier is neuter, 'deinen' is for masculine words


Wouldn't it be "Du hast deinen Bier" because "Du" is the main subject, and "Bier" is the indirect subject? I don't understand the Dative Case...


Good news, this is accusative case! Review Duolingo's notes (scroll down).

Du is the subject (nominative case)
hast is the verb. It takes an object
dein Bier is the direct object. What do you have? "A beer".

Bier is a neuter object (remember it in your head as das Bier, the drink for all genders), so doesn't need an ending on the possessive pronoun dein in either the nominative or accusative case.

Check out my how-to-guide for constructing possessive pronouns here.

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