Tell that to Scottish men who wear kilts (tartan skirts)! Men and women should be able to dress how they like, without bigots taking the rise!!
It seems i failed to understand when ihr means her, and when does it mean yours. Anyone Care to explain?
'Ihr' means 'her' and 'euer' means 'your'/'yours'. 'Ihr' means also 'you' and it is immediatly followed by a verb.
If a verb follows (Ihr) it mean ( you ) here .. is this a rule i can depend on ? And thanks
Unfortunately not, because the subject is not always right in front of the verb.
For example, in Ihr gebe ich ein Buch "I give her a book; It's her that I give a book to", ihr is before the verb but it's the indirect object "(to) her". But from the verb ending -e and the nominative ich you can tell that the subject is "I".
On the other hand, Ihr gebt mir ein Buch is "You (all) give me a book" -- there the verb ending -t and the dative mir shows that ihr must be the subject "they", not an object "(to) her".
I couldn't even hear what the woman was saying properly... sounded like Rücke
"Her husband wears no skirts" is also correct, though as goldjez1877 says, you'd usually only use that construction for emphasis.
You'd say "...doesn't wear skirts".
Using your construction would seem oddly emphatic because the word order is unusual. A negative will usually come before the verb in English.
When playing slowly, sounds like the woman is saying "lecke" or something... Really confusing.
So all these comments are saying "Ihr" in this case means "your" or "her". Duo gave me "Their man".
Is this in any way correct?
I -believe-, I'm not sure, but from what I've gathered so far capitalized "Ihr" can mean something like-- yours [plural], so in other words, something like "your guys' stuff", or "y'all's"... the latter not being exactly in a slangish way.
There's this guy that explained this in detail somewhere under a similar translation. So whenver you get one of this kind skim through the comments, maybe you'll find it.
Sorry I couldn't help more.
If Ihr means 'your' (formal), how do I know this doesn't translate to 'Your husband doesn't wear skirts'? Thanks in advance for replying :)
But please do not talk to someone on the street with "ihr". Ihr is the "pluralis majestätis" and is only used for kings or similar
What's the difference between "her husband does not wear skirts" and "her husband never wears skirts" in terms of how they would be constructed in German? Or are they equally valid interpretations of this sentence?
i translated "Your husband do not wear skirts" duo marked wrong can anyone tell me?
I typed 'your' and it was accepted, but comments tell that ihr must be followed by a verb, I am confused.
I Thought That Ihr Means You Or They :/ And The Corrector Said That Ihr Is Her And I Thought That Ihre Is Here :(
I Thought That Ihr Means You Or They :/
ihr is a tricky word in German.
See my comment here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/21721534$comment_id%3D23831061
I thought Ihr with a capital was used as the polite/respectful form of "you"? (As well as for her and their)
I thought Ihr with a capital was used as the polite/respectful form of "you"?
No. The polite/respectful form of "you" is Sie (capitalised). Ihr would be the possessive form of that pronoun: "your".
Lowercase ihr is the plural informal form of "you" (what some English speakers call "y'all").
Also remember that since the first word of every sentence is capitalised, you cannot tell the difference between Ihr and ihr when they are the first word of a sentence.