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

Difference between two sentences that mean the same thing.

It's probably something simple but I was wondering what the difference between "Ihr mögt Wasser" and "Du magst Wasser" is. If there is actually any at all.

July 11, 2012

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

Ihr is the plural of du.

du = you ihr = you all


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

English doesn't distinguish between the plural "you" and the singular "you", except in some places where y'all would be the plural. German makes that distinction.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S2VpdGgA

I quite often use "y'all" (as in "you all") in sentences (usually when written rather than spoken though) to make space in my brain for the concept of the plural "ihr". I found it helpful. YMMV.

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