"Ihr habt einen Tisch."

Translation:You have a table.

December 22, 2012

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It ie very difficult to distinguish bween the spoken "Ihr" and "Er"


In this example, you can also follow the verb. If it would have been "Er", the verb should have been "hat", instead of "habt". Good luck!


Same here - I couldn't hear the difference


Yes!!! And I'm really embarrassed when listening to sentences containing "ihr" and "er"


Well, ER sounds like EAAR, while IHR sounds like IIEAAR.Notice that the R here is pronunciated as the cat's grigg sound.(if the word GRIGG is wrong , forgive me because i am not a native English speaker)


Er sounds like Ear and Ihr sounds like Air


Yes i need help


I have a question concerning Ihre. It says that Ihr can mean "you or her". But in a sentence like "Wie ist Ihr name?" Does that mean I can only use it when I am speaking to a woman?


I'm confused as to whether this means Ihr in the plural sense like 'You all have a table', or Ihr in the formal sense, talking to only one person. Because if it was a 'You all..' meaning, wouldn't we use haben instead of habt?


    It means "you all". You can tell because it uses habt. Your last sentence was incorrect.

    Ihr means "you all" in nominative (the main subject of the sentence). You also seem to be confused about using it formally. It can be used to mean "your" when being formal, and like all the formal pronouns it doesn't matter if it's singular or plural. "Das ist Ihr Tisch" is saying "that is your table" in a formal way, and can be said to one person or a group of people who all own the table together.

    It has more meanings, too... I still need to look at tables sometimes >_<.


    thank you jgines... i made the same mistake because i didnt know the verb the corresponding verb forms for Er and Ihr


    why is it einen? shouldn't it be eine?


    No, because "Tisch" (table) is a masculine noun, and einen is used with masculine nouns. Eine is used with feminine nouns and Ein is used with masculine and neuter nouns.


    If ein is used for masculine nouns, how can we distinguish whether we should use einen?


    Ein is used in the Nominative case (Das ist ein Tisch) but einen is used in the Accusative case i.e. Ich habe einen Tisch.

    This also applies to the use of Der vs. Den

    Der Tisch isst den Tisch (nonsense, but grammatically correct).


    Why does "Ihr habt ein Tisch" is wrong?


    Because Tisch is a direct object. What do you have? A table. A table is the object. So, a table being masculin in the accusative case...einen. Easy, doesn't it? :)

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