No. The informal pronouns 2nd person du (singular) and ihr (plural) usually don't get capitalized while the formal 2nd person pronoun Sie always is. It is however allowed to capitalize them if you want to add politeness in situations like writing a letter if the formal Sie doesn't fit.
marie33599, I was born and raised in the South, and never use y'all for the singular. I've only heard it used for singular rarely, and it was sometimes as a joke, but usually as a mistake! Maybe in other parts of the South, but not where I'm from. However, if we want to emphasize that every single person is included, ws have been known to say "all of y'all"! :~D
Remember that that "redneck" way of including multiple people clearly in your address comes from the French vous. They were the owners of most of the southern states. To not use it in other languages, like Spanish, French, German, and others is poor language use and makes you look precisely like what you do not want to appear, uneducated and boorish.
Most of the South belonged to the British Empire. The original Thirteen stars in the colonial flag represented states like: Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. The Louisiana purchase involved lands West of the Mississippi, while most of the South is East of the Mississippi. So Louisiana is heavily influenced by the French, but not so much Arkansas (which was rather unsettled at the time). A small smidgen of Texas was included in the Louisiana Purchase, but Texas (like Florida) largely was not influenced by the French, it was the Spanish that largely left a trail of missions and names behind them.
Feb 10, 2015 - I am baffled. Why must ihr = you in this sentence? I've read all the comments so far, and I am not enlightened. I have ihr = dative sie, and ihr/Ihr = genitive sie,sie, and Sie, in my notes. My translation was "Does she like this train station?", counted wrong.
The pronoun here is the subject in the sentence, which has to be in nominative case. It's correct that ihr can also translate to grammatical persons besides the 2nd person plural. But 2nd person plural you is the only available option for nominative case.
In addition to that, the verb inflection can usually also assist you in choosing the right person. mögt is the 2nd person plural inflection of the verb mögen.
In this sentence the verb inflection conveys redundant information as it's possible to determine correct translation by checking the grammatical case of the pronoun, but in some sentences / for some pronouns, checking the verb is required:
„Mag sie diesen Bahnhof?“ – “Does she like this train station?”
„Mögen sie diesen Bahnhof?“ – “Do they like this train station?”
Mögt is 2nd person plural present indicative. http://conjd.cactus2000.de/showverb.en.php?verb=moegen
Dative, nominative and accusative cases were mostly done away with in the Middle English, by the 15th and 16th centuies. So unless you learned Latin in school, as most have not any more, these terms are foreign to us and difficult to comprehend at first.
"You lot"? Must be from UK. "Yinz" is Southwestern Pa., "yous" is common in NJ, and they are the same as y'all, slang or short for "you all", which I feel should be accepted by Duo as that is a more specific equivalent.
March 9, 2017 - For the most part, when you learn your vocabulary you make a point of learning the article along with the noun. However, there is some consistency. The regularities are described about halfway down this page: http://www.dummies.com/languages/german/identifying-a-german-words-gender/ So when you run across a new word ending in -keit, -heit, or -ung etc, you can be confident that it is feminine. After a while, you start to get a feel for it.
May 29, 2019 - You're right. Ihr is both you (nominative plural, informal) and her (dative). When I hit ihr in a sentence, I still have to pause to make sure I haven't confused them yet again. There's a chart here: https://www.dummies.com/languages/german/german-personal-pronouns-and-their-cases/