They don't sound the same. "ihr" sounds similar to English "ear" and "er" sounds similar to English "air" (imagine a British/RP accent).
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!
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?
Some consonants have voiced and unvoiced sounds at the end of words which change the sound of the letter. For instance a voiced "b" sounds normal, but an unvoiced sounds like a "p".
Almost all the spoken 'T's sound like 'D's to me. Each lesson takes a few tries to learn all the tricks
The url to Eric_Young's link is broken, but you should be able to access the page by clicking on the link below:
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.
You mean 'wij/we', 'zij/ze' or 'jij/je'; 'hij' doesn't have a variation 'he'.
I would say that er is 'harder' in pronunciation, for whatever that is worth.
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.
we are learning and y'all learn. we learn and y'all learn we learn and you all learn
Why are these answers wrong?
Maybe because only a small proportion of only one English-speaking country in the world says "y'all"?
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?
You could definitely use 'learn' and 'learning' in this particular context, whatever DL says. And it hasn't been corrected yet either.
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).
Danke,I used to think that the word can refer to a "thing " must be capitalized.Now it turned out to be wrong.
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.
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.
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
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) .
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.
I thought " ihr " meant you all, as in more than one person. So why is it not "und ihr lernen" ?
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?)
With respects to ihr lernt can that not be translated to your learning please advise anyone thanks in advance
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!
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