"Take your dogs and go."
Translation:Nehmt eure Hunde und geht.
Ah! I was wondering why it wouldn't take "Nimm deine Hunde und geht." But I had forgotten that the command form for the familiar address had to "geh" or "gehe"!
Duolingo does not accept "Nimm deine Hunde und gehe!", but it does accept "Nimm deine Hunde und geh!" (24/04/19) Is gehe not acceptable in this context then?
It's grammatically correct (according to Duden) but sounds "wrong" to me.
In general, where there are two options for the singular imperative (one with and one without -e), the one without the -e is more commonly used.
So the fuller (older?) version with the -e may often have been omitted by whoever created a sentence since it's not how most people speak these days (in my experience).
That's it. "nehmt" and "geht" are plural imperative, while "deine" is the possessive pronoun for singular.
The correct translation is: "Nehmt eure Hunde und geht." (plural) or "Nimm deine Hunde und geh." (singular).
It wasn't clear in Duolingo what the difference between "eure" and "deine" was. Now I know!
I'm a little confused on the way these are used in the 2nd-person singular... Isn't the singular "you" almost always ending in "st"? Is this an irregular verb here?
In imperative the ending for 2nd person singular will be -0(no ending) or -e instead of -st, whereas the verb "nehmen" is on its own a bit irregular:
Ich nehme, du nimmst, er nimmt, wir nehmen, ihr nehmt, sie nehmen
This appears to be 2nd person informal ? What would be the translation for formal "Sie" ? That seems like the form that would make more sense, given the tone of the sentence.
nehmt! geht! are second person plural (informal).
The formal form would be Nehmen Sie Ihre Hunde und gehen Sie!
You can be on first-name terms with someone and still not want them or their dogs there :)
"eure" is in the "ihr" column, which is 2nd person plural, right? Thus my confusion. Thanks!
Yes, second person plural, which is used when speaking informally to several people at once.
Why is not the translation of imperative in singular form accepted? In English, imperative forms "take" and "go" refer both to sg. and pl. Or am I mistaken?