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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coolmi

"Wir essen ihre Sandwiche."

December 21, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coolmi

y can't this mean "we are eating their sandwiches"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/loganrobinson

Doesn't "ihre" need to be capitalized for the sentence to mean "... your sandwiches"? Without capitalization I thought it only means "... her sandwiches" or "... their sandwiches"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brianmax

For some reason (an error on their part, I assume), duoLingo did not accept "We're eating her sandwiches."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kyky

It can. Since "ihre" is not spelled with a capital <i>, it means either "their" or "her".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davoskan

So, whenever I want to talk about "your", I'd better use "Ihr" (with capital i) instead of "ihr"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kyky

"Ihr" has to be capitalised if you address someone formally. Actually the translation given here is incorrect. "your" can be "D/ein" (one person addressed informally) "Ihr" (one person or a group of people addressed formally) or "euer" (a group of people addressed informally). http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Ihr


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kristina-Renee

In fact, I keep getting this one wrong as I do not tick the "your sandwiches" choice as "ihre" is not capitalized. In my opinion, in order for this option to be correct, it would need to be capitalized. I believe Duolingo is wrong here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/terowth

ihr is also for the non formal her. So it is correct. It should accept your aswell though and I keep getting it wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kpagcha

why is "your sandwiches" incorrect? Not formal you, but plural you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kyky

That would be "eure Sandwiche."

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