ihr →her, their
eure → your(plural)
It's not wrong, just weird in this case. http://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/person-persons-or-people
Nominative and Accusative case.
The boy (subject/nominative) hit the ball. (direct object/accusative)
The ball (subject/nominative) hit the boy. (direct object/accusative)
Many times in many languages, the nominative and accusative cases are spelled differently which helps you figure out which case the word is in. As a result, you have to memorize the different spellings to understand what the sentence is saying. The word order will usually help you but not always.
The verb to be converts pretty from adjective to adverb in English as well. The apparent difference between English and some other languages is that agreement is not such an issue as it is in French and German.
Adjectives must agree. Adverbs don't have to. As with all rules, there are exceptions of course. This example is not one of them.
according to Duden it's okay: http://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/euer_Anrede_wessen
But it is very unusual. Most people would consider it wrong.
Eh? I don't consider "euere" unusual at all. And I don't agree with your statement that most people would consider it wrong. There are various forms of this pronoun with 'e's or 'er's killed at different positions. All of them are correct and all of them are commonly used. http://www.canoo.net/inflection/euer:Pron:Poss:2nd:PL
Both your sentences are about one cow. You only address a different number of people:
deine Kuh ist schön = your (the one person I am talking to) cow is pretty
eure Kuh ist schön = your (all the people I am talking to or the person I am talking to plus the other owners of the cow) cow is pretty
If there are several cows you want to compliment, you say
deine Kühe sind schön
eure Kühe sind schön
plz need some help am i correct here...?? Du hast eine schön Kuh ... you have pretty cow... Sie haben eine schön Kuh... they have pretty cow.. sie hat eine schön Kuh... she has a pretty cow... Ihr habt eine schön Kuh.... you have a pretty cow..
meine Kuh ist schön... my cow is pretty deine Kuh ist schön... your cow is pretty.. singular form ihre Kuh ist schön .. your cow is pretty.. eure Kuh ist schön ... your cow is pretty.. plural form
For the polite you form, the pronoun always has to be capitalized. For the they form, it's not capitalized unless it's at the beginning of a sentence.
du hast eine schöne Kuh = you (singular familiar) have a pretty cow
ihr habt eine schöne Kuh = you (plural familiar) have a pretty cow
Sie haben eine schöne Kuh = you (singular and plural formal) have a pretty cow
sie haben eine schöne Kuh = they have a pretty cow
sie hat eine schöne Kuh = she has a pretty cow
deine Kuh ist schön = your (singular familiar) cow is pretty
eure Kuh ist schön = your (plural familiar) cow is pretty
Ihre Kuh ist schön = your (singular and plural formal) cow is pretty
ihre Kuh ist schön = their cow is pretty
ihre Kuh ist schön = her cow is pretty
Yes, but if you are writing it, you can at least see the capitalization, so it's more clearly to distinguish than in speech. You can distinguish all versions of "sie" by the writing and the verb form, while "ihre" can mean both "her" and their", so you have to decide from context alone.
Not if you are part of a community that historically literally lived or died on the basis of how healthy their cow population was. In those communities local festivals and parades feature the best looking cows most of which are dressed up with labor intensive costuming designed to enhance their appearance.
The three foot high, owner created, garlands of flowers are usually beautiful in anyone's language, even if nothing else about the cow in question catches your attention.
Is there any particular reason why "Y'all's cow is pretty" not acceptable? It's perfectly acceptable in Southern English. I have used "ihr" many times to resemble "y'all" and is always acceptable, and I have also used "euch" to refer as "y'all" I don't understand why "eure" wouldn't be acceptable?; unless it is, just not on duolingo.
Eure is used for addressing multiple people. Dein is used for one.
Dein hund ist schell (your dog is fast) (talking to one person with their dog) Eure hund is schnell (your dog is fast) (talking to 2+ people with their dog) Think of it as southern americans saying "your guy-es"
Thanks, that's great. My problem is, when we are asked to translate "Your dog is fast" they don't tell you if you are talking to one person or more, so both 'Dein' and 'Eure' are correct, but duolingo only accepts one answer. This is both annoying and not very helpful.
dein is for masculine or neuter nouns, deine for feminine or plural ones.
euer is for masculine or neuter nouns, eure for feminine or plural ones.
So dein (no -e) and eure (with -e) are never interchangeable: only one of them can be grammatically correct.
But both dein Hund and euer Hund are correct for "your dog", as are deine Katze and eure Katze for "your cat".
But you can't say dein Katze or eure Hund, for example -- not because the dein- or eur- stem is wrong but because the ending does not match the gender of the noun.
The mountains in Banff are more rounded and softer looking, more pretty than the higher, jagged mountains around Jasper. You would not normally describe the outward appearance of a mountain as cute.
A couple of navy guys might describe a destroyer as pretty because of their shared appreciation of ships' lines. But even sailors would not call a destroyer with all its cannon, missiles, heavy machine guns etc. as being cute.
Some pretty things can be cute as well. But some pretty things don't invite the narrower image that cute carries.
What about euere? Is that not a word?
It is, but it's rare these days, in my experience.
euere and eure are both valid forms, but I would strongly recommend that you only use eure.
In fact, euere is so rare that it simply looks wrong to me. I would only accept it because Duden says it's a correct variant form.
(Similarly with many imperative verb forms in -e, where I would recommend only the -e-less forms, e.g. Trink deinen Saft! and not Trinke deinen Saft!, even if Duden still allows the older form.)
Can anyone, please, explain the difference between mein and meine, or dein and deine?
mein, dein, sein, ihr, unser, euer are the forms used before masculine or neuter nouns -- mein Hund "my dog" (masculine), dein Pferd "your horse" (neuter).
meine, deine, seine, ihre, unsere, eure are the forms used before feminine or plural nouns -- meine Katze "my cat" (feminine), deine Tiere "your animals" (plural).
Should it be "euere"? Is there a missing "e"?
euere is the older form of the word. It's still correct according to Duden, but it sounds wrong to me. I would strongly recommend using eure.
In general, sequences of -er- and -el- lose their 'e' when an ending with a vowel is added; for example, handeln has ich handle rather than ich handele.
gender, case and number of the following noun. The word "euer" is declined (gets different endings) like all possessive pronouns are.
"eure" is addressing several persons informally, "deine" is the same for only one person (and "Ihre" would be formal). So they are not exchangeable, though all of them translate to "you", because English does not differentiate here.
"hübsch" is more like "pretty", "schön" like "beautiful". To a certain degree they could be substituted for one another.
Specifically, the owner is singular or plural. It's always just one cow.
So if you're speaking to one person about that one person's cow, it's deine Kuh.
If you're speaking to several people who together own a cow (say, a farmer and their spouse), then it would be eure Kuh.
wouldn't "cute" work here as a translation of schoen ? Duo said its wrong to me. I mean I know its no so common to call animals that but i'm sure most of the people have heard of a "cute kitten" or "cute puppy" ..all i'm saying "cute" adjective is used for animals too. any thoughts ?
kstrtmn and Tom447639 both asked this question more than a year ago, and both got an answer from me. The language hasn't changed since then.
Is there anything about those two answers that you felt was confusing or incomplete? What would you like to see in a third answer that wasn't covered in those two?