Er = sound of "a" in air or "fair" in english
Ihr = sound of "e" ear in english
I typed in what I heard and its sounded like Ihr (ear) and not air Er. I listened to it 3 times
Well here's the thing: back when I was super terrible at English, sometimes "ear" sounded like "air" to me, when I was having conversations. When words are pronounced really fast, it's really hard to tell what vowel sound they make when they are in the a, ae, e spectrum of vowel sounds. It's normal to mishear them if this is the first time you're learning but I guarantee you that you'll hear "er" when you get enough practice :)
I get clues from the verb conjugation. If it were "ihr", the verb would be "sprecht"
Thanks for your reply. I know how to distinguish both the sounds but in this case Er sounds like ear and therefore I make a note.
The "ch" in German makes a soft "K" sound kind of. There isn't an equivalent English sound. Try making a "K" and "H" sound at the same time. Try watching some videos on how to pronounce German words with "ch" in them to really get the sound down!
I think of it more as a sound between the English 'sh' and 'h'. Is that a good way of putting it?
"He speaks Dutch" = "Er spricht Niederländisch" ... "He speaks German" = "Er spricht Deutsch"
How would one Say "He Speaks no German" or "He doesn't speak German". Er spricht nicht Deutsch?
The exercise is wrong. I wrote "he speaks English" for the sentence Er sprecht Englisch and the "right answer" is "he talks English". It doesn't have nay logical sense... anyone says "I talk x or y language", we say "I speak x or y language"
The best way to report that kind of thing is with the flag icon, not the chat icon. The developers are more likely to see reports than conversations.
How to pronounce er? And wir the R es mute right? Does anyone know a video that teaches how to pronounce the German R?