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Ihr und Er

I'm having a very hard time hearing the difference between Ihr and Er. Any helpful advice?

February 2, 2018

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/thwain

Ihr sounds like "ear" and er sounds like "air" (more or less).

February 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/drvdw

That’s a good way to put it. The only thing is that the German r sounds more like ah than an American r (In England, they do often pronounce rs like a German soft r)

February 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/gatiquo

The words sound different - when you get more German under your belt , you will hear the difference better.

February 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/FerrianAg

Ihr is: her, their, them, its (feminine)

Er is: he, it (masculine)

February 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/npLam

and Ihr is your

February 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/drvdw

ihr cannot mean them. Also, she asked about how to distinguish them by their sounds, not their meanings.

February 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/npLam

oh yes.sorry.

February 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ExpatQuebe

don't forget though, it also means you plural.

February 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/npLam

oh yes. That word has more meanings than "Thingy"

February 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nameless-Learner

If anyone doesn't know you are using two German words.

February 3, 2018
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