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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.Sierra117

what is the difference between "euer" and "deine"?

I came across this in the possessive pronouns skill, and I didn't quite grasp it the first time. It was " Euer Frau trinkt milch." It sounded strange to me; because I have always used "deine". Why was euer used instead of deine?

January 7, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YV.BG

What is the difference between you singular and you plural in English then? Dein/e is the possessive article for 'You' singular Euer/e is the possessive article for 'You' plural

ich - mein

du - dein

er - sein

sie - ihr

es - sein

wir - unser

ihr - euer

sie(Plural) - ihr

Sie(Formal) - Ihr

P.S. I've never come across 'Euer Frau trinkt Milch' in the course so far. Plus it's wrong as far as I can tell - it should be 'Eure' - since 'Frau' is feminine

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.Sierra117

That's why I was like "wait...."

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G-Shumway

But Frau is also singular. Eure is Plural. Are they implying plural marriage?

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.Sierra117

here's a thought: lets not go there.

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.Sierra117

I mean, I know that in the "tips n' notes" section, It says Euer is used for the "You all" form, but why was it used in this case?

January 7, 2019

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

ooh, i see what you mean... several people sharing one wife?
i suppose it could be woman, rather than wife... so several people could share a woman in the sense of servant.

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.Sierra117

yeah. I went back and did the lesson again, and saw several others like this. why would "all of you have one apple?"

January 7, 2019

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

indeed... though I'd find it easier to share an apple than my wife

: )

January 7, 2019

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

I totally love your (eure) conversation.

January 8, 2019

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

: )

January 8, 2019

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

Eure Frau trinkt Milch...

your (informal, speaking to more than one) wife drinks milk.
It's eure as Frau is feminine.

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Euer = Informal, Plural "Your"
Deine = Informal, Singular "Your"

...I believe. Please correct me if I'm wrong. :)

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andu444

euer/eure is informal plural your (ie talking to more than one person)
(formal your would still be Ihr/Ihre even if plural)

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

So Euer/Eure is only Informal? Edited, thanks. :)

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andu444

it is, correct. :)

January 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

Danke!

January 8, 2019
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