"You are boys."
Translation:Ihr seid Jungen.
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Seid is used for 'ihr' (I) and Frau. Sind is used for 'wir' (we) Need to memorise this? -Read it 10x -Say it 15x -Write it 5x BOOM you've memorise it
I also like "y'all" as a simple substitute, despite never using it in my day-to-day life before DuoLingo
It's correct but not idiomatic. Normally you wouldn't address a group of boys with the formal you. So, 'Ihr seid Jungen' or 'Ihr seid Jungs' are better solutions.
Understanding the difference (and implications of word use) of the two is the difference between mastery of German and an understanding of German (and I got this wrong!) It says "mark all the correct answers" but you'd only use the word Jungen formally if you where joking around or being passive aggressive: both things you'll ideally be using after you've mastered the language. Sometimes being a know it all gets in the way of learning, so it's right that this answer doesn't include "Ihr sind Jungen". It's incorrect.
I got the one where you type the translation and got it wrong. But it says that Ihr sied Jungen is correct along with Sie. I don't understand whats going on!
I don't understand. I've read through comments, and can't seem to come up with a coherent explanation. I got the exercise where we are supposed to speak the translation of the English phrase "you are boys" and I gave "Ihr seid Jungen" which Duolingo told me was incorrect and gave me "Juns ihr seid" which I haven't seen before. But now above the comments, it's showing "Ihr seid Jungen" as the correct translation... Can someone explain? Was this a glitch or is there a reason that Ihr seid Jungen is an incorrect way to say "you are boys?"
"du" is one person and "ihr" are more than one person. Therefore: Ihr seid Jungen. Du bist ein Junge.
The you here is plural, given away by the use of "Boys" instead of "boy". Ihr is the plural of you; think of it like "you all" or "y'all" rather than just "you"
Ihr seid Jungen is correct because it is referring to boys, not children.
Anyone can explain how to distinguish between Du and Ihr? or Du for singular and Ihr for plural?
In this case, pay attention to the noun. Is it plural? Would it make since to refer to just one person, or multiple? Think of ihr as you all or you guys.
I think you mean between seid and sind, it goes Ihr seid, and Wir sind.
It goes this way, ihr seid, which means you all are, Wir sind, which means we are, and sein is a verb meaning to be
What's the difference between ihr seid and du bist?? really need help
I think "Ihr seid" is used when talking to a group of people and "du bist" is used for a single person.
Isn't the conjugated form of are in this context bist. because "you" is "Du" and "Sind" (the accepted answer) is the "wir" or "we" form of are? HAlp I don't understand something.
"Du bist" (singular informal) is for addressing a single person. You would use "Ihr seid" (plural informal) to address a group of boys.
they teach jungen and not buben and its also programmed to tell you you are incorrect if you type anything but.
Generally you can use "Sie" if you talk with adult persons. "Sie" is like "you" the same in singular and plural. If I talk with a child, with a friend of mine, with my sister or another relative of mine then I use "du", ich sage du zu ihm (him) oder ihr (her). If I talk with two or more children, relatives or friends, I use "ihr": ihr zwei seid = you two are; ihr habt = you all have; ihr könnt = y'all can and so on.
Another person said seid is for ihr and sind is for wir and sie/Sie, not positive that's correct though
Jungen is "Boys" and Du is a singular you. Ihr is plural (as in addressing a group) so the best answer would be "Ihr seid Jungen"
Because you are referring to multiple people, therefore we use ihr which is plural.
Ihr is plural, think of it like you all, and du is singular, just you.
Most of my family speak german at family functions would be nice to understand them at least.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I take a German class in school, and Sie is she? Why is this telling me that Sie is a correction?
It can also be the formal you: "Sie sind Jungen". I guess that's the rationale behind duo's correction. Normally, you wouldn't address a group of boys with the formal you, though. "Ihr seid Jungen" is more natural.
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You plural auf Deutsch könnte doch auch 'euch' sein? Warum ist das kein Möglichkeit?
Jungen is northern German dialect. All translations, Jungen, Buben, Knaben, are Hochdeutsch and should be accepted.
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