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Ihr gebt uns Äpfel.

Can someone please give me all the possible translations for this sentence? I am confused over the pronoun "Ihr" in this sentence. Thanks.

October 19, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MatthiasBe612802

It is either "You give us apples" or "You give apples to us", ihr is here the plural informal you.


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

also the progressive forms such as 'are giving'


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

Just for the sake of completeness (even though it is rarely used): This could also be a majestic plural when addressing a single person who is a monarch. Example: "Ihr gebt uns Äpfel, Majestät? Das ist sehr großzügig von Euch!"


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

Yes. And in a historical context, it can be used for individuals who aren't royal, but to whom deference is due.


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

"ihr" can only be "informal plural you" (2nd person plural, i.e. addressing several people you know well) in this context. So it can be translated by "you" or maybe "y'all".


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

yes, but the question asked about Ihr, so MiaLanguages' point is valid.

: )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/david3dd

If you're an American, this translates as :

Y'all givin' us apples.


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

You give us apples!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Itschi187

You are giving apples to us.

Maybe, this is a good translation.


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