How do I choose whether to use "we are eating bread" or "we eat bread"? What's the difference??
Either works. You can't really tell the difference in German without context.
Idk the difference but I do know that if you click on a word the definition pops up. Did that help?
For listen challenges there is a "play slow" option which might be helpful. Telling apart similar sounding words will get easier as you get used to other grammar clues like conjugation :)
Not really. That would be "Wir essen etwas Brot." or colloquially: "Wir essen was Brot."
As a native German, I'd never say "Wie essen was Brot". But I admit, the Duden claims that it is used like this in certain regions (whichever they might be).
For using Du as a pronoun used fir single person direct address,we use ' du trinkst'. Then why we use 'Ihr trinkt' instead of 'Ihr trinkst'?
It's just the way the language is. When you are referring to a group of people, the conjugation is different from when you are referring to a single person.
How do you hear and pronounce the difference between "wir" and "ihr"?
Every time I pronounce "wir" wrong, so it would be a great help if someone could explain it to me please.
Pronounce "w" similar to a v sound, and for ihr, it kinda sounds similar to ear.
Essen in the non-conjugatied form of the word. All verbs in german change depending on the actor's pronoun. You would say, "Ich esse Brot," for I eat bread and, "Wir essen Brot" for we eat bread.
Duolingo you are repeatimg all the time the same questions (the same words). It's kinda boring.. Sorry :/
oo shal not pass...da bred it is ours now CUS ME EAT BREAD .. thats wahat i feel ike this means
Would someone please just summarise the contexts of when to use isst, esst, essen etc? I am getting quite confused with these terms
I eat = ich esse
You eat (singular) = du isst
He/she eats = er/sie isst
We eat = wir essen
You eat (plural) = ihr esst
They eat = sie essen
You eat (formal/polite) = Sie essen
Could it also mean we will eat bread? eg . "what are you eating tonight? We will eat bread."
Du: you (singular)
Sie (singular): she
Ihr: you (plural)
Sie (plural): they -- or "you" if used as the formal reference for the one you talk with
So the sentence "Can you give me the bread" could be translated as:
- "Kannst du mir das Brot geben" or 2. "Können sie mir das Brot geben" or 3. "Könnt ihr mir das Brot geben".
Where 1 is used if you talk to a friend, 2 is used if talking to one or more persons where you want to be formal and 3 is used if you talk to several friends at once (assuming the bread is so heavy, one alone cannot hand it over :)