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"Der Hund isst eure Erdbeere."

March 29, 2013

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AndreasWitnstein

Gee, all of you only had a single strawberry between you, and now the dog's eating it.

May 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/serraesilva

Do dogs even eat strawberries?

May 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/slytherclaw

Is Erdbeere both singular and plural? I translated it as singular, so I don't know whether or not plural would have been accepted.

March 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/myra

"Erdbeeren" would have been the plural. You were correct :)

March 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jmilanezi

isn't Erdbeere masculin? I don't remember much well. In this case, wouldn't "euren" be employed?

April 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/korneel

I thought so as well, but Erdbeere is feminine apparently (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Erdbeere). Most words ending on -e in German are BTW feminine, so I should have known :)

April 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mikelucas

why is 'eure' used here and not 'deine', given that Erdbeere is feminine.

April 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/1gn1t10n

Because it's the plural "your" (2nd person plural). The fact that Erdbeere is feminine is irrelevant (both "eure" and "deine" have the "-e" at the end).

April 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Chitresh_Chahar

Im confused.. eure is a possessive pronoun; right & they replace noun whereas possessive adjective are used with noun... and what is the difference between euer and eure...

May 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreasWitnstein

In this sentence, ‘eure’ is a possessive adjective, but the same form can also be a possessive pronoun, as in ‘Eure [p.a.] Erdbeere ist eure [p.p.]’, meaning “Your [p.a.] strawberry is yours [p.p]”.

Possessive Adjectives:

Nominative:

mein      dein     sein     ihr      unser      euer     masculine singular

meine    deine   seine    ihre    unsere    eure     feminine singular

mein      dein     sein     ihr      unser      euer     neuter singular

meine    deine   seine    ihre    unsere    eure     plural

Accusative:

meinen  deinen  seinen  ihren  unseren  euren    masculine singular

meine    deine   seine    ihre    unsere    eure     feminine singular

mein      dein     sein     ihr      unser      euer     neuter singular

meine    deine   seine    ihre    unsere    eure     plural

Dative:

meinem deinem seinem ihrem unserem eurem   masculine singular

meiner   deiner  seiner   ihrer   unserer   eurer    feminine singular

meinem deinem seinem ihrem unserem eurem   neuter singular

meinen  deinen  seinen  ihren  unseren  euren    plural

Genitive:

meines  deines  seines  ihres  unseres  eures    masculine singular

meiner   deiner  seiner   ihrer   unserer   eurer    feminine singular

meines  deines  seines  ihres  unseres  eures    neuter singular

meiner   deiner  seiner   ihrer   unserer   eurer    plural

Possessive Pronouns:

mein    dein    sein   ihr    unser    euer   masculine singular

meine  deine  seine  ihre  unsere  eure   feminine singular

mein    dein    sein   ihr    unser    euer   neuter singular

meine  deine  seine  ihre  unsere  eure   plural

May 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Chitresh_Chahar

also what is difference between genitive case & possessive pronoun/adjective...

May 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/spacepope

I am a bit confused. A few sentences ago I used 'deine' and here 'eure' is used. Are both correct?

June 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreasWitnstein

‘deine’ = “your [familiar singular]”

‘eure’ = “your [familiar plural]”

June 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/spacepope

Danke Andreas.

June 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bebatorres

why cant we use "eureN" with the N ?? isnt the DOG making the action on the noun (Die Erdbeere) der Hund isst euren Erdbeere

June 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreasWitnstein

The possessive adjective (‘eure’ in this case), like all adjectives, agrees in gender and number with the noun it's modifying (‘Erdbeere’, in this case).

June 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/purplegiraffe

How are we supposed to know if it's "eure" or "euren"? I just had to guess :( I've been completely thrown off by this accusative case stuff. I like how duolingo doesn't make you learn lists of rules like I had to do in school, but for this lesson I feel like it would be useful to do so because I keep having to guess everything. If I get it right/wrong I don't know why it's right/wrong. Can anyone help?

July 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreasWitnstein

For which ending to use with which case for possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns, see the complete tables elsewhere in this discussion.

For when to use the accusative, if there's no preposition and the verb (for example ‘essen’) acts directly on the object, use the accusative. If there's a preposition, use the following lists:

accusative prepositions (always take the accusative case): ‘durch’, ‘für’, ‘gegen’, ‘ohne’, ‘um’

dual dative|accusative prepositions (take the dative case to describe location, but the accusative case to describe motion relative to the object): ‘an’, ‘auf’, ‘hinter’, ‘in’, ‘neben’, ‘über’, ‘unter’, ‘vor’, ‘zwischen’.

July 18, 2013
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