"Lukas mag euren Hund."

Translation:Lukas likes your dog.

October 14, 2017

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Maybe it's just me but I found the audio for this to be quite hard to comprehend. Specifically the 'Lukas mag' part.


I got this as a "type what you hear" task, and I got it right only because I knew enough to get the grammar right. But even afterwards I pushed on the "turtle" to hear it in slow-motion, and I could NOT hear the N on euren.


we can't say "magt" if you are wondering


It is pronounced as "lookas mahk oy(german r)en Hoont".


The Southern version of this would be "Lukas likes y'alls dog."


Not southern but that's what I put and it wasn't accepted


Scottish version would be "Lukas likes yous' dog"


Terrible pronounciation


Why is it euren? thank you


euren is a form of the possessive pronoun that corresponds to the plural personal pronoun ihr (which is sometimes translated into English as you all or yous).

Basically, the dog belongs to at least two persons whom are directly addressed in the sentence above.

(Lukas likes the dog of you two / you all / yous.)


Just adding: euren is also the accusative form. In German, possessive pronouns have to agree in case with the noun that they accompany, just like the articles do.


yes, but shouldn't eure be used for feminine or plural object? in this case, hund is masculine. shouldn't it be euer hund?


shouldn't eure be used for feminine or plural object?

That's right.

in this case, hund is masculine.

The word is Hund (capital H), but yes: it's masculine.

shouldn't it be euer hund?

No. euer Hund would be the nominative case form.

But for the direct object of a verb such as mögen, you need the accusative case.

Masculine words (unlike feminine / neuter / plural words) have a distinct form for the accusative case, so you need euren Hund here, with the masculine accusative ending -n.


Dude in the recording needs to take the marbles out of his mouth when he speaks.


Had to stop myself typing "Dukas" because that's clearly what he said


I keep typoing this as "dig" instead of dog, like I always do, this being a phone keypad not made with sasquatches in mind. Would be nice if the app considered that a typo ajd not a miss.


"dig" is a valid word in English.

Duo has no way of distinguishing whether you typed it on purpose (because you forgot what Hund means, for example) or as a typo.

One-letter typos are usually forgiven, but not if they form a valid word.


Hi I think i found a gap in pronounciation exercises. You got green even if you say in different order. I checked couple of times and i think it should be fixed. Thank you for consideration.


i have a question the way ,'eu' is pronounced in the audio. Should it not be like ,'oi' as in english,'oil'? Could someone help me?


I believe that is correct.


It refused my answer because it didn’t like the spelling of Lucas I gave


I heard Luke not Lucas on both the normal speed and slowed down. My sentence was correct otherwise


Why is it euren instead of eueren?


Why is it euren instead of eueren?

The endings -el and -en generally lose the -e- when you add another ending that starts with a vowel.

Thus euer (masculine nominative) but eure (feminine) and euren (masculine accusative) from the base eur- rather than euer-.


I really want to understand pronouns.

Euer because it's 2nd person possessive-plurial + [+en] because it's accusative-masculine

Did I did it right ?

=Euren Hund


Lukas mag sounds like du kasse mag. Maybe changr the name lukas or prunounce the L more like an L than a D.

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    It would be helpful if German forenames were not in the examples. They are confusing to our ears, especially when the audio is poor. Simply begin with 'Das Mädchen' ...etc


    I wrote "Lukas mag eure Hund" and was marked as correct, with no mistakes, even though I believe it's wrong


    eure Hund is indeed wrong.


    I translated "euren" as "our" instead of "your" and it marked it correct with a typo when it was literally a mistake- what's up with that?


    How do we differentiate in where to use eure, euren and euer?


    The sound used to be better. Yes, now very hard to understand.


    Hey, I got this question wrong and was hoping that someone might be able to offer an explanation.

    I wrote:

    Lukas likes y'alls dog (incorrect) and Lukas likes y'all's dog (incorrect)

    I know that I can use "Lukas likes your dog" instead, but I think this is the first time that Duolingo has marked me wrong for using a form of "y'all" in its place. Is there a reason why the better (and only) translation is "your" in this example ? And if so, why ?

    Thanks - Rain


    Why the hell did Duo translate it to ,,They will be back in 1 hour"?

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