"Your horse is thirsty."
Translation:Dein Pferd hat Durst.
Pferd is neuter (das Pferd). Only if the noun is feminin or we are talking about plural, then "dein" gets the "e".
Dein is for nominative (masculine) which is the case of this sentence. You can check how to decline possessive pronouns as nouns and as adjetives in this page http://www.german-grammar.de/grammar/content/grammar_16_20.htm#chapter16
I think "Eures Pferd hat Durst" is also correct. Not sure whether it's accepted or not... I made the mistake to write "Eure Pferd hat Durst." before thinking about it. :)
'Euer' is actually correct here...I know, it seems like the rules don't make sense...well...THEY DON'T! :-P
Euer is considered incorrect as well, oddly enough. Couldn't tell you why though
"Euer Pferd hat Durst" should be correct: Y'all's horse is thirsty. It should be reported to see if the contributors agree.
Euer/Eure are only for plural nouns anyway, so in this sentence I'm pretty sure both are wrong...
Could somebody please explain to me the difference between the various words for your and yours? Eg. dein, deine, eur, eure, ihr, ihre. Thanks :)
ihr > Your (formal)
dein > your (singular familiar)
euer > y'all's (plural familiar)
Ihre, deine and euere are used for feminine and plural nouns.
Ihr Pferd hat Durst. > Your horse is thirsty.
Ihre Pferde haben Durst. > Your horses are thirsty.
Note that ihr(e) can also mean her and their; the difference is determined by context. Talking to someone: Ihr (capital) = Your
Talking about a woman: ihr = her
Talking about multiple people: ihr = their
Ihr can also be the pronoun "y'all."
'Hat' is used because the horse HAS thirst as opposed to being physically being thirst. In German, 'ist' (is) isn't used unless the subject actually is that thing. For example, if the sentence was 'The horse is an animal' (Das Pferd ist ein Tier) you would say 'ist' because the horse IS an animal. In the case of the horse being thirsty through the mindset of German language, it is not actually thirsty, it merely has thirst.
Brad2707, this is unfortunately not quite true. German uses "ist" with adjectives the same way as English does ("Dein Pferd ist durstig" = Your horse is thirsty), and English does not use "is" with nouns, the same way as German does. (You wouldn't say "I am thirst", if you are thirsty, would you?). "Durst" (and "Hunger", for that matter) is a noun, and we just happen to use the expression "Ich habe Durst/Hunger" (literally, "I have thirst/hunger") more commonly than "Ich bin durstig/hungrig" (literally, "I am thirsty/hungry").
then what's the difference between 'unser' and 'dein'? I was always wondering about this Thanks:D
It is "Euer" and not "Eure" ,because Pferd is neutral ...if the sentence was "Your cat is thirsty" it would be "EURE Katze ist durstig" because Katze is feminine. Also Pferd is singular so if the sentence was "Your horses are thirsty" you could use "EURE Pferde (<- with e because of plural) sind durstig."
Both are acceptable but it has to be either "ist durstig" (is thirsty) or "hat Durst" (has thirst) to be correct.
Would "Ihr Pferd hat Durst." be correct too talking in the singular formal way? "Your (sing. formal) horse is thirsty."
Hello guys, I have a doubt. How can i make a nuanced usage of euer and Dein? Which one is more appropriate in what situations? Is euer used in plural sense?
Duo, if you want to test us, put a capital letter on both "Dein" and "Deine"
Can anyone please explain when to use hat or habt , why is Dein Pferd habt Durst wrong?
If Dein is synonymous with Du, why is it "Hat" instead of "Hast?" If it were Euer instead of Dein, then I would understand if Hat was used...but now I'm confused.
Where did you get the information that "dein" is synonymous with "du"? It is actually not, "du" means "you" (informal, singular), "dein" (possessive pronoun for "du") means "your". The subject is therefore [your] horse (3rd person singular), and the verb is therefore "hat" rather than "hast".
Maybe I should have said Dein is used for Du...I got this information from the table on the lesson for this section with the little light bulb. Since hast goes with du, and dein is used for du, why wouldn't it be Dein Pferd hast durst, OR Euer Pferd habt Durst since Euer is used for Ihr (Your) and habt goes with Ihr?
Based on that logic, why are you not surprised that the English phrase is not "Your horse are thirsty", as "your" is used for "you", and "you" goes with "are"?
Oh okay thank you. How do you tell on the spot whether a noun is feminine, masculine or neuter?
Good questions.... There are few rules but nothing in general. For example, -ung names are always feminine, -chen always neuter, -ismus always masculine.
Have a look at this "guide": http://german.about.com/library/weekly/aa042098.htm