In which part of Germany "er" is read the way it is here? The sound here is more like "Ihr", not "er". Isn't this a mistake?
The female voice pronunciation of "er" is really unintelligible. It sounds like it begins with a "v" and has two distinct syllables.
Agreed, which is especially unhelpful for me as I'm partially deaf. It's like she's saying all one word most of the time.
Full sentences would be great. Even individual words are fine. But this is just a collection of words that don't make sense together, and therefore does not constitute German language.
The pronunciation seems rather strange. The recording of the male voice saying these same three words is far more intelligible than this one (this one is with a female voice).
Well, I've a question. But it is not related to "er, she, es". I'm wondering why my friends in Germany and Austria tell me "Pst" to quickly invite me to make silence/to shut up and to hear (to a noise, to the music, to birds, ...), while here I read it written in the English way: "Shh". Are both possible in Germany? Or is it an anglicism?
That was very confusing. Not only is the voice off, but by first receiving this phrase as audio, I could not figure out what the sentence was supposed to be. "Ihr sieht es?" No, bad conjugation. "Bier sie es?" What would that mean? I finally went with "Vier sie es," because the audio on this one is so bad.
I notice that punctuation is irrelevant in the translations. This is because many of the translations in question are fractions of sentences, and not whole sentences, correct?
I heard a "v" sound in the first word, so I thought it was the word "wie". Turns out it's "er". I checked my notes and that word does NOT have a "v" sound in it. Inconsistent teaching leads to inconsistent learning!
This being audio, it is not clear that it is just the three pronouns rather than an actual sentence ('Er sieht es,' or possibly 'Ihr sieht es' )
Why do "sie" have sound like "z-ee" but "es" sounds like "eh-s"? Shouldn't the S in Germany sound like Z?
Coming from England, this sounds fine to me. I'm not ridiculously educated on these but I'd imagine that sie sounds like it does because the letters combined sound like z, not the s specifically.
I think "er" does sound a bit like "Ihr". But "Ihr" means us and "er" means he.
He she it.
Why is it not he she they?
Or er and es dont they both can be used as it?
Im so confused
You wrote "... er and es dont they both can be used as it?"
They are not the same thing. You can use "er" for masculin words (grammatically speaking). And use "es" for "neuter" words.
For example: "I love Peter, he is a great man." could be "Ich liebe Peter, er ist ein toll Mensch."
But also (while Apfel is a masculin word): "I like this apple, it is so sweet." could be translated "Ich mag diesen Apfel, er ist so süß."
(I hope I didn't make mistakes…)
Anyway, this exercise requires a theorical, simple reply. So we simply have to put in the right order: he=er, she=sie, it=es
he she it = er sie es
i got this incorrect because the translations said "he, SIE, it. that is crazy
Im just better at reading the words and then writing what they mean, the voices differ :\
Der deutsche "ER" ist dem holländischen Er sehr ähnlich, zum Beispiel "da ist nichts"
Odd exercise cause i heard The er sie es but i didn't see The (which is English and not German by the way)
er should not sound so much like ihr but more er with a hint of an english a sound to the e.
Er shows 2 translations: It FIRST, then second, He. It was marked wrong.
The hints system easily gets confused.
In er, sie, es, er means "he".
Translating er as "it" is only in special circumstances -- nearly never on this course.
The hints system probably got confused because the correct answer does contain the word "it" -- but as the translation of es.
Er and es both have hints for it. Couldn't the correct translation be it she they
Duo: "Type what you hear: 'Air, zee, ess'" Me: "Oh, that's Er, sie, es. It means 'He, she, it." Answering: [He, she, it.] INCORRECT, YOU ANSWERED IN ENGLISH.
Ok first off, you're punishing me for correctly understanding and translating your sample? Second off, you said "type what you hear" not "transcribe this voice sample into its original German."
The point of this site is to learn a language; taking points off for, well, doing so is a bit insane.
I didn't put kn the commas and i didnt get the mark. Is this something i need to do?
Am a bit confused, Sie und Sie means different things but the same pronouncition. Please help a brother
I said it right but it isnt working properly. It keeps saying i have said it wrong. What do i do?
I'm sorry, but 'er' has 2 meanings- he, and it. Therefore, you should get a correct answer at both it, she, he and he, she, it
I know it's language and we have the same with english but I so struggle with prenouns. Is there a German non binary term?
Is there a German non binary term?
None that I have heard of.
Germany recently acknowledged a non-binary gender for ID cards or the like (so we now have the options "male - female - diverse") but I have no idea how one would refer to a "diverse" person grammatically: with what pronouns or what kind of nouns. Would you say Er ist ein Lehrer or Sie ist eine Lehrerin or Es ist ein Lehrer...what? ?
Binaryness is pretty firmly embedded in the language.
Who is 'it' if your queer you call it they im very unhappy this is discrimination.
"it" in English is usually used for objects, not people.
In German, er, sie, es goes by grammatical gender, so es could refer to an object such as das Messer (the knife) or to a person such as das Mädchen (the girl) -- both nouns are masculine. Similarly, er could refer not only to a male person but also to a masculine noun such as der Löffel "the spoon".
The male voice pronounces „er“ like the German name of the letter R. I reported it.
The vowel in er is longer and more closed.
er rhymes with words like der, sehr, Heer.
R rhymes with Herr.
Ah, my northern German accent strikes again.
For me, er, der, Herr all rhyme. Even sehr can have a short vowel (sehr gerne has the same vowel in the first two syllables, for example).
Anyway, reporting issues with the sound is pointless. There's no way for course contributors to tune or modify the sound. What you get is what you get.
The words for this one is: he she it. Say he and say she, it real fast sounds like "he sh*t"
First of all, the pronunciation is entirely wrong... And second of all, i hv written the correct ans but hv added a capital E to er... I dont think that can be counted as a mistale tho...
It said that I got it incorrect when I said "sie" was you. I don't understand. It says "sie is only used as the formal you when it is capitalized" It may be obvious, I really don't know
I've never done this before (commenting). But I got it right. Sooooooooooooo yay?
Puppyperso1: no, not yay.
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