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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RachaelAck

Ihr und Er

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

February 2, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thwain

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gatiquo

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FerrianAg

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

Er is: he, it (masculine)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/npLam

and Ihr is your


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/drvdw

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ExpatQuebe

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/npLam

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


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

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

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