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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dashgin2018

meaning of Ihrem

I think the translation of "Ihrem" is your (singular).

But what about in the sentence written below ?

Hören Sie und sprechen Sie dann mit İhrem Namen - their or your ?

July 1, 2018

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

in the given sentence it translates to "your" (formal you). If "ihrem" were not capitalized, it would be "their".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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Wouldn't it be "speak with her name" if ihrem is not capitalized?


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

could be both


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wannabe-genius

No, it couldnt. slamRN is right, if it is not capitalized, it would mean "her"


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

This is not true. "ihrem" (not capitalized) means "her" (3rd person singular female dative) as well as "their" (3rd person plural dative). Have a look at a table like https://study.com/academy/lesson/german-possessive-pronouns.html or simply believe a German native speaker.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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fehrerdef - I will take your word. I just wanted to add that it could mean her, I never get into whether something is never something else as I am not a native speaker. Thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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Thanks, I wasn't 100% positive.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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fehrerdef Can it be both not capitalized; "their" and "her"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dashgin2018

Thanks for help.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dashgin2018

I also thougth that it will be "your name" in formal . Because in the text two person speak and author wants the same dialogue using my name .


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

It's "your" name.


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

In the highly unlikely event that you wanted to write :
Help me with your name and her name and their name., it would be:

Hilf mir mit Ihrem Namen und ihrem Namen und ihrem Namen.

: )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wannabe-genius

Not exactly. If you would speak to someone in a formal way, then it would be: "Helfen Sie mir mit Ihrem Namen und ihrem Namen und ihrem Namen." :) The word "hilf" says that you are speaking to someone in an unformal way.


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

Yes... long live informality


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dashgin2018

I took this sentence from book Schritte 1.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Max.Em

Where is that from? "Sprechen Sie mit Ihrem Namen"? I can't really imagine to speak with my name. And I'm German.


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

Indeed, the given sentence is rather weird. In my first answer I originally intended to give a full translation of the complete sentence and then decided not to do so, because this is not a sentence anyone would produce.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dashgin2018

THis is from the book Schritte 1 , page 11


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

The context you gave shows me how this is is probably to be interpreted. It follows an audio example and you are then given the order to listen to this first and then perhaps apply it to yourself, using your own name instead of that of the person in the audio. In this context the sentence makes some sense.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dashgin2018

Thanks everyone for your opinions. I'll be back soon :) Because I want to learn this language in right way. Because I love this language :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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Doesn't anybody upvote answers when they are helpful; and you could probably spare a Lingot.

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