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Hallo, I am confused about the word "ihr". In section "5.6 To Need or Not to Need", "ihr" is listed in the Plural section along with wir, sie and Sie. However, the English description of "ihr braucht" is "you need (casual)", which sounds singular to me. Also, if "ihr" truly is plural, then how is "ihr" different than "sie". Thanks & great course. -- Barry


for you example ihr = you (causal group), so ihr braucht/you need is being said to a group of people. in english you would turn to a group of friends and ask do you need tickets? or does anyone need tickets, or do you guys need tickets, etc. in german you could say braucht ihr tickets? if you go back and re-read lesson 1.6 i think it'll clear things up for you in that lesson it explains this The sie form of you is used in a global way when you are addressing several other people, not including yourself. But beware, sie also means she. The Sie form of you is used when you wish to be polite or show respect to an individual or a group. You might use it with strangers, the elderly, teachers or authority figures. In German, addressing someone with Sie always creates a respectful distance which can be very useful to emphasize a point. Sie is spelled with a capital S when used in a formal way. The du form of you is used to speak to children, friends, family members, pets and loved ones in a casual, relaxed and familiar way. The ihr form of you is used when you are addressing several other people, not including yourself in a casual way, like you guys.


Vielen Dank! -- Barry


Hi there, "Ihr" is used when you are addressing a group (two or more people) in a casual way. For example : "Braucht Ihr Hilfe?" will be "do you (guys) need an help?" If you are addressing to one person only in a casual way, you will say: "Brauchst du Hilfe?" which is "do you need an help?" The pronoun "sie" can be translated as "she" or "they". For example : sie braucht Hilfe (She needs help) sie brauchen Hilfe (They need help) If it's written with the capital letter it means "you" in the formal version (singular and plural) I hope this helps. Danke und viele Grüsse Paul




Hello, I'm having trouble with the search engine at the top of the Rocket Languages system for a search of ihr. It found this thread in the forum also, but it's not my exact question Love your title by the way! Ear ache is great! Link to my new question. Maybe one of your can answer it for me? http://members.rocketlanguages.com/your-community/german-grammar/ihr-pronomen-im-nominativ-und-dativ -Jason

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