"Wir lernen und ihr lernt."

Translation:We are learning and you are learning.

April 27, 2013



You can not hear the difference between "Ihr" und "er"

April 27, 2013


They don't sound the same. "ihr" sounds similar to English "ear" and "er" sounds similar to English "air" (imagine a British/RP accent).

April 27, 2013


elli57, they definitely sound similar. While they might sound distinct to a native speaker, it's hard for us beginners. Keep up the good work!

September 19, 2013


Yes I agree -hard to know especially as the the verb lernt is the same. I also thought the final t in lernt sounded very like d .Should it?

February 4, 2014


Almost all the spoken 'T's sound like 'D's to me. Each lesson takes a few tries to learn all the tricks

March 28, 2014


The url to Eric_Young's link is broken, but you should be able to access the page by clicking on the link below:

Consonants: voiced and unvoiced

If you copied and pasted the entire link into an address bar, just disregard.

I haven't fully reviewed the page yet, but at a glance, it looks like a good resource.

April 2, 2016


I have the same problem in Dutch with hij/he, ze/zij and so on.

July 15, 2017


You mean 'wij/we', 'zij/ze' or 'jij/je'; 'hij' doesn't have a variation 'he'.

July 14, 2019


I would say that er is 'harder' in pronunciation, for whatever that is worth.

September 18, 2017


Maia de mi

October 27, 2017



June 29, 2019


How can I tell that the ihr is plural "you" in this sentence and not "she"? I assumed it was she as "lernt" is singular rather than the plural.

August 17, 2013


It's the subject of the clause, so if it was "she" then the entire sentence would be "Wir lernen und sie lernt." ... take a look at this page on German pronouns:


January 8, 2014


we are learning and y'all learn. we learn and y'all learn we learn and you all learn

Why are these answers wrong?

October 15, 2017


I don't see why they shouldn't be accepted, report it?

November 6, 2018


Maybe because only a small proportion of only one English-speaking country in the world says "y'all"?

December 14, 2018


Confused by this one. I thought there was no progressive tense in German? I responded "We learn and you learn" but this was deemed incorrect. Anyone explain?

September 3, 2017

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"We learn and you learn" accepted now.

October 26, 2017


You could definitely use 'learn' and 'learning' in this particular context, whatever DL says. And it hasn't been corrected yet either.

August 29, 2018


Yeah, I said, "We learn and you all learn." What is wrong with that?

October 28, 2017


Why ihr the I is not capitalized,it's a noun right?

May 9, 2013


No, ihr is a pronoun (the plural form of "you"). Only nouns are capitalized in German. Pronouns are not, with the exception of "Sie", the polite form of you in both the singular and plural (I don't think Duolingo has discussed this word yet at this point in the lessons).

May 10, 2013


Danke,I used to think that the word can refer to a "thing " must be capitalized.Now it turned out to be wrong.

May 12, 2013


ihr means they? Is it right?

December 23, 2013


ihr = they im Nominativ Ihr = formal "your" (masculine or neutrum) im Nominativ oder formal "your" (neutrum) im Akkusativ. The capitalization always helps to say which one it is.

January 17, 2014


why not "We learn and it learns"?

July 26, 2013


"ihr" doesn't mean "it".

July 26, 2013


But it's one of the suggestions that appear on mouse over: "You / Her / It"

July 26, 2013


"ihr" in the nominative definitely doesn't mean "it".

July 26, 2013


I also thought it should be ihr lernen as in you all learn . Plural

December 15, 2018


Is it just really bad english to say "we are learning and you learn" because I was marked wrong but I totally switched the tenses to see what the verdict would be.

July 5, 2019


I was wondering the same thing

August 13, 2019


Why not use Du for you instead of ihr?

November 22, 2015


This is from another thread: The differnce between du and ihr as a form of you is that ihr can be used to mean you (singular) or you (plural similar to you all). Was dankst du? = what do you think Was dankt Ihr? = what do you think (singular) Was dankt ihr? = what do you think (plural or asking a group) Original post by: 3251bimmer

May 5, 2016


Nice that you tried to help, but it is a pitty that you quoted someone who has written mistakes in his or her answer. "Ihr" is plural you, not singular; the singular you is "du". Only the formal you (Sie) can be singular or plural. And the verb "to think" is "denken": Was denkst du? Was denkt ihr? Was denken Sie? all translate to "What do you think?" (singular, plural, formal) .

August 13, 2019


Is the pronunciation by the robot correct? I'm asking because I remember watching some video on German for beginners and there was the phrase freut mich dich kennenzulernen (I sure hope I spelt this right), and the lernen part was pronounced differently from what you hear in the audio here.

June 20, 2017


The word "and" is missing!!!

November 16, 2017


Whoever reads this has to respond something in German

January 31, 2018



April 14, 2018

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I thought " ihr " meant you all, as in more than one person. So why is it not "und ihr lernen" ?

April 8, 2018


Is it fair to say that the 1st person plural of a verb is the same as the infinitive? Or is this only some verbs? Or am I reading it wrongly? I wish DL would give us the infinitive when a new verb is introduced, because I like to write it down. I don't want to note just one conjugation, and I don't know enough to be able to figure it out backwards, eg, ihr lernt must come from lernen, to learn (but does it, or am I wrong?)

December 14, 2018


Instead of playing we have learning.

January 6, 2019


"We are learning and you learn" is incorrect? Why won't it accept this answer?

June 4, 2019


With respects to ihr lernt can that not be translated to your learning please advise anyone thanks in advance

August 18, 2019


No, "your learning " is not correct. "your" is a possessive pronoun. You meant "you're learning " and that is correct; "you're " is the contraction of " you are". Both parts of the sentence in present simple or both in present continuous and Duolingo is happy. And you too!

August 18, 2019


If you mean learning as a noun then it must be translated as Lernen. So it would be "Ihr Lernen" and it would be the formal you or the third person female in the nominative case

August 18, 2019
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