I think "er" is supposed to sound like "air" and "Ihr" to sounds like "ear:. However, the voice here mixes the two up :/
Giving you a lingot for the simple reason that it made me happy to understand a complete German sentence,:p
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"see" is a state verb (you can not actively see sth). You could say he is watching the apple ("(to) watch" is an action verb, and present continuous is progressive tense so someone must do sth actively).
I disagree that stative verbs can't be used progressively. It's quite common in English to say things like 'are you seeing this', and in the slightly different meaning, saying things like 'I'll be seeing you next week' is also common. 'he is seeing the apple' is also fine, although it would probably be used only in certain contexts.
Yes, the computer is not nearly as good as a native speaker. Native German speakers pronounce ihr and er very differently.
You only can use the present continuous with «action» verbs. «I am watching» is fine, but «I am seing» is not.
1 before a noun that is masculine singular and a direct object. (Er sieht den Apfel)
2 before a noun that is plural and an indirect object. (Ich spreche den Studenten)
Agreed, I almost always make mistakes because of Ihr, Er pronunciation. Hope they fix this.
This not a mistake, I too have great difficulty in distinguishing between 'Ihr and 'er' annoying when you keep making the same error, with or without headphones. Besides repetition of the questions does anyone have any ideas how to tell them apart when listening?
Don't worry, just a fault with the computer. If you listen to a native speaker, they will distinctly pronounce "er" and "ihr" differently.
supposedly Ihr sounds like Ear and Er sounds like Air. but in this case Er sounded like Ear so I'm confused.
In this case you can tell from the verb. With "ihr" it would be "ihr seht", but she pronounces it "sieht" which only goes with er/sie/es.
I am having trouble understanding the difference between the plural and singular of Apfel
I do not understand the conjugation proposed by Duo for this verb with the pronouns: "Wir" and "Sie" can somebody explain me?
Ich habe schriebe "he sees an apple" und dass war nicht richtig? !? Warum
One of the suggestions was 'is looking', when i wrote it Duo didnt recognize it.
German nous can be masculine, feminine or neuter. "das" is used for neuter verbs but Apfel is masculine and masculine nouns use "der" for the subject and "den" for the object.
Looking on the conjugations of Sehen. When do you use Sehn as opposed to Sehen? Could someone explain the difference if there is one?
In the verb's conjugation tab there are 2 versions for wir - sehen, sehn and Sie/sie - sehen, sehn. I don't know what the sehn is about, maybe a past form, or also accepted for the present conjugation?