Sorta sounds to me like "he answers it," which should help me remember it easier.
Er ist /ʔeːɐ̯/ (ay-uh) und ihr ist /ʔiːɐ̯/ (ee-uh).
Although I have found that the female TTS is especially bad at differentiating the two. It sounds ambiguous here but not for the male.
My German friend gave me this advice when trying to tell tge difference.
Ihr sounds like ear
Er sounds like air
Though it might be an accent difference because he's from Saxony and that dialect is a bit odd
I wrote he answered and it was wrong. How do i know whether it was he answered or he is answering?
Er hat geantwortet is he has answered. I think that comes in a later lesson.
He is answering bedeutet Er antwortet. (Präsens) He answerd beduetet Er antwortete. (Präteritum/Imperfekt)
In case of singular third person (er/sie/es), verbs a generally conjugated like this:
Wir wollen - er wollt. Wir spielen - er spielt.
Because the verb ends with a "t", you have to add an additional "a".
Conjugation of antwotren: ich antworte du antwortest er/sie/es antwortet wir antworten ihr antwortet sie/Sie antworten
Hope this helps. :)
I miss the option that you had some time ago where you could click on a verb an you could see the verb declined for al personal pronouns :(
Because the verb, antworten, is conjugated.
- ich antworte
- du antwortest
- er antwortet
- wir antworten
- ihr antwortet
- sie antworten
German has a present form and if you transfer that to English it is both simple present and present progressive forms: "to answer" & "is answering".
Die -ing form ist was man gerade tut. Im Deutschen gibt es nur das Präsens. Wenn man betonen möchte dass etwas gerade in diesem Moment passiert kann man sagen er antwortet gerade
The instruction was to write in German what was already in German. The "correct" answer was in English.
Random question: how do you make your text bold? I can do italics, but not bold.