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Eure Häuser sind schön.

"Your houses are nice." Is Eure just Your, singular? Or is it a polite Your. Or is it both or neither and something else. Can it be a plural Your?

Promise this is last question today. Thanks.

May 27, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Meike579743

It's plural you. "Dein Haus ist/Deine Haeuser sind schoen" - you singular. "Euer Haus ist/Eure Haeuser sind schoen" - you plural. "Ihr Haus ist/Ihre Haeuser sind schoen" - you formal singular and plural.

May 27, 2018

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Meike - Isn't there a difference between "you" and "your" in German? Do you mean Eure means your? Is it capitalized in the middle of a sentence?

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Meike579743

Oh, and no, "euer" or "eure" is not capitalized in the middle of the sentence. "Ihr" or "Ihre" is, however, when you're talking formally to a group.

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/slamRN

I knew this was coming, you don't have to answer. Explain euer vs. eure. I really am having a bad day.

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AHA3006

That's the declension sing/plural

euer Haus

eure Häuser

For masculine nouns it's

euer Garten

eure Gärten

For feminine nouns it's

eure Blume

eure Blumen

May 27, 2018

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AHA - You explained it ever so well; and gave examples! Danke.

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Meike579743

Yes, I'm sorry, you're totally right! So make every "you" that I wrote above and turn it into "your". I feel bad, I did not mean to add to the confusion.

May 27, 2018

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Dann hat dieser Satz eine formale, Plural you, oder?

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Meike579743

Nein, ein formaler Plural wäre "Ihre Häuser sind schön". "Eure Häuser sind schön" is informal, e.g. when you tell a group of friends that you like their houses.

May 27, 2018

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That helps a lot!

May 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dritz47

Why isn't this "Ihre Häuser seid schön"? Is it because house is the object?

October 20, 2018
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