what about : Our girls are learmig ..(learnt is used for both "he/she" and "they".) ??
I would like to point out that even though Mädchen means girl, it is neuter. I only say this because I think a few people may be wondering why you'd use the sing/masc unser rather than unsere as you would if it were fem/sing or masc/fem plural.
For anyone know and dont english as native language, unser can be use by singular masculine, while unsere can be use by femenine or plural(doest matter if is masculine plural for non english native speakers) also usere works as auxiliar being betwen of sentences or phrases
Your comment is a fine and timely help. I recognize some extra effort --Thanks.
Tochter = daughter | Töchter = daughters
As Duo would say, "Pay attention to the umlauts" ;)
just learned from porquepuedo that the umlaut made the difference in number.
Why is it "our girl's learning" and not "our girls are learning"? The first doesn't even make sense
I believe it is referring to one specific girl, not more than one, hence girl's. So it is like saying "Our Susie is learning!"
This has been previously answered If it was our girls are learning then the sentence would read
UnserE Mädchen lerEN
Unsere is used for Plural and Feminine like you use einE for plurals and feminine :D
I answered "Our daughter is learning" and got correct marks. Then for "Eure Jungen sind schnell" I wrote "Your sons are fast" and was told it was wrong. Here's my question: Since the possessive of Mann/Frau denotes a relationship of husband/wife, does the possessive of Maedchen/Junge also denote a relationship of daughter/son? If so, which cases? And if not, why was my answer correct? (I've noticed some commenters note that my answer should be incorrect, so I'm confused as to how it was marked otherwise)
If it goes with "der" or "das" in the singular, you use "unser". If it goes with "die", or if it's plural, you use "unsere". In other words: masculine or neuter = unser, feminine or any plural = unsere.
Zivi already answered that. Daughter would be Tochter -> Unsere Tochter lernt.