If I understand correctly, "Du" is the 2nd person singular (you, as in just you alone), whereas "Ihr" is the 2nd person plural (you as in 'all of you' - I will use it if I'm refering to you and a specific group of people associated with you at the current time; "Ihr" might also be an honorific form to adress higher-ups such as teachers, elders and people higher by "rank", so to say, for example, your boss, - at least that's how it is in other languages, but I'm not sure of this particularly in German). It's common to separate them in many European languages, e.g. French - "tu" and "vous", I think Spanish has it, too.
A little correction here. "du" is 2nd person singular, informal "you", "ihr" is 2nd person plural, informal "you", used for friends and family. "Sie", with a capital S, is both the 2nd person singular and 2nd person plural polite (or formal) "you".
Well, I confused. If "Du" is a single and "Ihr" is a plural, why does "you" in "I love you" in German saids "Ich liebe dich"? Or it is about active voice and passive voice?
The "dich" is accusative (object) - as is in English. And the accusative of "du" is "dich".
Yes, I assumed it was the same as the French; "tu" is singular and informal, whereas "vous" is plural and formal. In German, "du" is singular and informal, whilst "ihr" is plural and formal.
danke schön amber, its meaningful for me to get know more about deutsch. Terimakasih
Huh, in italian we use "Lei" (She) as a formal pronoun, but "Voi" (plural You) is also accepted.
Hast is the "you" version and hat is the "he,she, it" version. Just like habe is the ich form to have. Its all about conjugation. There are some great conjugation songs on youtube if you wanna learn more.
Ich habe - I have Du hast - You have Er hat - He has Sie hat - She has Es hat - it has ( neuter) Wir haben - we have Ihr habt - You have Sie haben - They have
Ich bin - I am Du bist - You are Er ist - he is sie ist - she is es ist - it is ( neuter) wir sind = e are Ihr seid - You are Sie sind - They are
Now, German - like Russian and many other languages is AN INFLEXED language, this means that the ending of the words ( nouns, adjectives) change according to their gramatical position in the sentence.
I see that many of you, young men and women mostly, did not study grammar in your mother tongues. I strongly recommend you to do it now because if not, you will have big difficulties with German.
Just for "he"
That's an old spelling of "hasst", which would mean something else entirely: "You hate water".
The amount of similarities that German and English have keeps surprising me, it kinda makes sense though being that English is Germanic.
Are "du" and "ihr" different? Is "sie" for "they"?, so what is "she" in german?
Sie means she and they, look at the verbs to recognize, DU is you(single) n IHR is you(plural)
Du - you. Ihr - either her or you in plural form. (so in reference to multiple people). Sie - she or they. Yeah. This is kind of complicated.
Aehm... French speaker here. Why do "You've got water" is correct? And why "You got water" is incorrect?
When 'have' is used with a past tense verb, it's called 'present perfect' ...so it would still be a 'type' of present tense. However "got" is in the past tense. Thus, if you were to replace 'got' with just "have", you would get the correct present translation.
Est-ce que ça fait sens?
I wanna know how to ask for water if I'm thirsty. It's gotta be a question...
I think "Hast du Wasser?". If you wanted to make it crystal clear you could say "Ich habe Durst, hast du Wasser?" - I am thirsty, do you have water?
Can someone list the cojugation of haben ? Or point me to a site that does
Du hast Wasser??? Isn't it Haben? Germany, I want to learn your language, but I just don't understand!
I keep on thinking of the second person singular "hast" as being similar to Elizabethan English. "Thou hast completed thy lesson", kinda thing. It's a helpful mnemonic.
it means you have and you have but in different sentence zum beispiel... du hat ein radiergummi gestern? warum nicht heute? zum beispieel... hast du wasser? kann ich bitte das wasser haben?
Btw: "Du hast Wasser" in German is also said, if you have edemas. "Du hast Wasser in den Beinen - you have an edema in the legs". I'm not quite sure if you do the same in English.
What is difference between "trinke" ,"trinken" ,"trinkt" and "trinkst"? Please answer me.
Ich trinke = I drink Du trinkst = You drink Ihr trinkt = you (plural) drink Sie trinken = they/she drink(s)
That's correct I think.
you are correct with ICH, DU, then it is ER TRINKT, SIE TRINKT, ES TRINKT(NEUTER) , WIR TRINKEN, IHR TRINKT, SIE TRINKEN. German grammar is more complicated than the English one, especially because of the verbs and declentions. You have to learn them by heart. Sie muessen sie auswendig lernen.
It told me the translation was you have some water? The answer I put was You have water.
Du hast Wasser. (Singular ) Ihr habt Wasser. (Plural ) But in english (both) (you have water). So if they have the same meaning in english. ''Why''? We don't say in deutsch (Du Plural ) or (Ihr Singular ).? Why it is different?
English dropped the singular pronoun "thou" and nearly all speakers use the (originally only plural) pronoun "you" for both one person or many.
German did not make this change.
Well, they're both wrong, because Wasser has to be capitalised.
Otherwise, the difference is that you use du when speaking to one person and ihr when speaking to several people.
Like the difference between "he" and "they", or "I" and "we".
"you hate" is du hasst -- same pronunciation, different spelling.
Similarly, er ist and er isst sound the same but mean different things (he is / he eats).
hasst is hate and hast is have - hasst=hate,hasse= (du hast-
habe- ich habe du hast wir haben er sie es hat etc..
Can someone explain to me the difference between a plural you and a singular you. I have no clue how you can be plural at all.
"Harry, Ron, and Hermione: you have to go back to your rooms now!"
Some people use "ye" or "yinz" or "y'all" or "all y'all" or "you guys" or other forms for the plural "you", but this course just uses "you".
(It sometimes accepts "you all" and/or "you guys" but usually not any other forms.)
du is used when you are speaking to one person.
ihr is used when you are speaking to several people at once.
So it's like the difference between "I" and "we", or between "he" and "they".
"Du hasst Wasser" ist auch korrekt, mit anderer Bedeutung. Kann man akustisch nicht unterscheiden.
"hast du wasser" means "do you have water?", Correct?
Nearly; Wasser has to be capitalised, since it's a noun. Otherwise yes.
For the listening version, shouldn't ' du hasst Wasser' be an accepted answer?
the audio was way too fast, this is the first time that I click on the turtle
Honestly the only reason im good with hat, habe, haben, hast, all that, is because i listen to rammstein and learned hast goes with du not wir ich etc, and du hast is my favourite song ahuh
The speech for this phrase plays so quickly on normal speed i swear he only says Hast Wasser, only when played slow can i hear him say Du hast Wasser
My answer are correct same with the key answer but this app took it as wrong..confusing!