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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



Ihr is the plural of du.

du = you ihr = you all


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.


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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