I'm currently learning German with Duolingo. In some of the lessons and daily practices, I have to listen to a recorded voice and type the German words that are spoken.
I seem to continually get confused between "
Er" and "
(i.e.: "Er trinkt Wasser" vs "Ihr trinkt Wasser")
Of course, it's made all the more difficult as you cannot detect which pronoun is being used by the conjugation of the verb! It's also made difficult by the differences in accent or dialect (at least to my ears - Duolingo uses both male and female voices interchangeably).
Is there any trick to understanding the subtlety of pronunciation between these two pronouns?