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What is the difference between Du isst and ihr esst?


betty_cgn profile picture betty_cgnJuly 2017
sorry I made a misstake
not they are eating
right is you are eating

I am eating = ich esse
you are eating = du isst
he ist eating = er isst
we are eating = wir essen
you are eating = ihr esst
they are eating = sie essen
1lyass profile picture 1lyassAugust 2014
"Du isst" is when you speak to one person (who is eating)"Ihr esst" when you speak to more than two persons (who are eating).
Janini123 profile picture Janini123August 2014
"Du isst" ist die Einzahl, also nur eine Person, die isst. "Ihr esst" ist die Mehrzahl und sagt, dass viele Personen essen.
Michael7alive profile picture Michael7aliveJuly 2019
" du isst " is used when a single "You" eating sth, but ihr esst used when more than one "You" are eating sth. And there is also a difrent between "Sie" and "Ihr", Sie is used for respectable people, and ihr used to close persons.
Findus3 profile picture Findus3August 2014
in german we have one word for second person singular and one word for second person plural (in english you just have the "you"
AussieInBg profile picture AussieInBgNovember 2020
Man ist was man isst, aber nicht was ihr esst.
betty_cgn profile picture betty_cgnJuly 2017
du isst = you are eating
ihr esst = they are eating