Mizinamo, on a few of these threads, people are talking about slow speeds, but I don't have the slow speed choice on this question. Some sentences I get do have the slow speed option but most don't. Has Duolingo taken away the slow speed for some reason? I do the lessons on a PC.
Er is he and ihr is you, so, for example.
'Er liest Zeitungen' = 'He reads newspapers' 'Ihr lese Zeitungen' = 'You read newspapers'
You can therefore tell if its Er or Ihr by the way the noun is formed or pronounced afterwards. Listen to the whole sentence and you'll know the difference. :)
I literally wrote "He reads newspaper" and it didn't accept it. No jokes here.