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"Ihre Katze mag Milch?"

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6 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/sebastianmorenoe

If you want to make a question in german you have to write the verb first, there is no other way to make a question in german. The right question should be: Mag ihre Katze Milch? I'm confused :S

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ComboViera
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How can i know if it is "Her", "Their" or "Your"? Just context?

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duoderSie

You can't. If "Ihre" is not at the start of the sentence then you can differentiate "your" by the capital. In a proper text/conversation a native speaker makes this clear from the context.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/giovana82
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I have the same question. How do we know if it's her or their or your here?

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/syl58

Another question regarding ihr/ihre. Is it the gender of the noun that decides which form of ihr(e) to use, or is it a gender of the pronoun? What I mean is this: Her dog = Ihre Hund OR Ihr Hund?!?! I'd say Ihre Hund, but I am so confused!

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duoderSie

The noun. Ihr Hund, Ihre Katze, Ihr Kind, Ihre Schuhe (pl). This is also true for the case of the noun, but sofar we're only dealing with nominative pronouns

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/syl58

To add to my confusion, I tend to think that "Ihre Katze" could mean: 1. her cat, 2. your (plural) cat, 3. their cat. Am I right. I shall stop posting ihr/ihre - questions.... I am obviously confused.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Waffenstillstand

Yeah, absolutely, why doesn't someone tell the Germans to clear up this mess? :-)

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duoderSie

Well the German language reform committee did consider changing it, but Lichtenstein decided to Veto this reform? ;-)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stefansanderse

audio not clear. I heard: Ihre Katze mag mich nicht?

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aFouly
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Why is it your cats like when 'Likes' for 'your cat' is "mag" but 'like' for 'your cats' magen but here it says mag, sounded like "your cats likes".. I don't understand why not magen :)

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/learningdeutsch

Well actually, "Do your cats like milk?" would be "Mögen deine Katze Milch?" <sub>~</sub>Mögen is a strong verb so it changes in the ich, du, and es/sie/er forms.

Ich mag / du magst / er,sie,es mag / ihr mögt / wir mögen / sie, Sie (plural, formal) mögen

Katze is Katzen in plural.

ihre Katze mag Milch / ihre Katzen mögen Milch

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alemanista

"mag" is already telling you that the subject is singular. There is no confusion. Good luck!

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/syl58

I am so confused with this ihr/ihre pronoun. I would think that "Ihre Katze mag Milch" could mean both "Your cat likes milk" and/or "Her cat likes milk." The correct solution is "Your cat likes milk." Why not the second option?

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duoderSie

Her cat likes milk is is also valid

5 years ago
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