I'm having a very hard time hearing the difference between Ihr and Er. Any helpful advice?
Ihr sounds like "ear" and er sounds like "air" (more or less).
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)
The words sound different - when you get more German under your belt , you will hear the difference better.
her, their, them, its (feminine)
he, it (masculine)
and Ihr is your
ihr cannot mean them. Also, she asked about how to distinguish them by their sounds, not their meanings.
don't forget though, it also means you plural.
oh yes. That word has more meanings than "Thingy"
If anyone doesn't know you are using two German words.