"You all are eating."

Translation:Ihr esst.

October 16, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Paul886

'you all' is a colloquialism from the Southern states of the USA and nowhere else in the English speaking world. It would be mote accurate to use 'you' here.

December 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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This sentence was created by the editors of the Pearson course (see https://www.duolingo.com/comment/24052907/Duolingo%E2%80%99s-Partnership-with-Pearson for more information on those and https://www.duolingo.com/comment/24066422/Interference-from-the-Pearson-course for the thoughts of another contributor to the German course).

They seem to use "you all" when they expect an answer of ihr.

That is not the style the contributors to the public course use, but unfortunately their sentences are currently visible to the public as well, not only to those who have signed up for the Duolingo–Pearson cooperation through a code in a Pearson book.

So you will come across this inconsistent usage within the German course, with some sentences using "you all".

Eventually, the Pearson sentences are scheduled to be separated from the public course, but until then, there's not a lot anyone can do.

February 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Cameron_XD

This is hard

December 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Chefia17

it should be ihr alles isst right? what it was translated only ihr esst?

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/quis_lib_duo
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You could use ihr alle (not alles!), but it is not necessary.

But you need to use esst for 2nd pers. plur. – not isst which is 2nd and 3rd pers. sing.

ihr is the form 2nd pers. plural which corresponds to English you which, however, is not distinguishable from 2nd pers. sing. you (in German: du), and apparently some Pearson user (or employee?) thought it a good idea to approximate the German ihr by using you all in quite a number of sentences, causing confusion and annoyance with quite a few longtime DL users, TBH.

October 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DushanStoj

Yeah I noticed I was getting confused all the time... Now I get it. Although the exercises with this mistake (where You sing. and You plur. are not discerned will continue being confusing). Thank you.

October 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Kampfzwerg87

It should be "Ihr alle esst" but the program says it's wrong.

October 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMeaneyPL
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I went with Sie alle essen, but got the flick. Why use an American colloquialism here? It's unlikely to be understood in most of the English speaking world. The statement should be rephrased to You are eating.

January 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Susieslb2

I think a more approximate translation is "All are eating." The "you" is both implied and colloquial.

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/andrew403645

"Sie sind essen" is not an accurate answer?

December 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JamesNewki1

that translates into they are eating, sie is "they" in this context and ihr is "you"

January 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/rhythmixed
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I had no idea that esst exists.

January 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Liamoc_04

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January 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jenny.XD.

It leaves out all so I got it wrong. Does anyone know why?

January 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jerry774566

im getting confused on when to use isst, esse, and essen

February 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda
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February 10, 2018
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