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


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

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

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

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

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

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

May 27, 2018

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

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

May 27, 2018

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

That helps a lot!

May 28, 2018

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

October 20, 2018
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