Translation:I am drinking water and you are drinking milk.
I pronounce it like the word "meal" only with "Shh" on the end... I think that's an approximation though. I tend to tongue further back in my mouth than saying shh in English.
Try to think of a cat that's angry. Try that kinda hissing sound but very soft and tender. As if trying to emulate a whistle wind. It's the same kind of process that Germans (or a Dutchie as myself) need to go through in English to learn the 'th' sound. It can be done, you just need to practice and hear it a couple of times.
"Ich trinke. Du trinkst. Er trinkt. Sie trinkt."
It depends on who you are talking about. Unlike English, German alters it's verbs to each person. English gives you and I the same verb; "drink". German separates the two into "(Ich) trinke" and "(Du) trinkst". It happens in a lot of European languages, so if you're planning on learning more of them, just remember that.
Ich trinke , du trinkst, er trinkt , sie trinkt , wir trinken . Alle trinken .
Could it be "I drink water and you are drinking milk" or "I am drinking water and you drink milk"? How can you tell if its drink or drinking?
Ok i just started today and my language is not english or german, im croatian. I think you can not be sure about it you just have to think about whether u are trying to say it in generally or in this moment(present). Btw. These genders are kiling me because milch in my language is neuter and spoon is feminine etc.. but otherwise im enjoying duo and it is fun. Excuse for grammar. Regards to all people here.
My German professor said that "I drink milk" and "I am drinking milk" only translates into "ich drinke Milch." There is no way to distinguish from those two sentences in English unless you say "right now" in German.
In careful speech, it should be like "unt du".
When you're speaking at normal conversational speeds, though, it's liable to turn into "untu" or maybe "undu". It's a bit of a continuum with several possible realisations.
A bit like how "I am going to" can turn into any of "I'm going to - I'm gonna - Imonna - Imma" or a number of other realisations depending on how quickly you're speaking or where you're from or who your listeners are.
The above sentence which isn't supposed to be "Ich BIN trinke Wasser und du BIST trinkst Milch"? Why is the BIN and BIST are missing from the actual context? If the BIN and BIST are included as above, will it still sounds right in German?
The above sentence which isn't supposed to be "Ich BIN trinke Wasser und du BIST trinkst Milch"?
No, it is not.
German does not have any continuous tenses like English's "I am drinking, you were reading, we will be singing". It just has simple tenses, so ich trinke can mean either "I drink" (regularly) or "I am drinking" (now).
Why is the BIN and BIST are missing from the actual context?
You cannot translate word for word.
"I am drinking" is a form of the verb "to drink" -- the present continuous. You translate the whole thing into the present tense of the verb trinken in German and get ich trinke.
You cannot translate the words individually because German grammar is not the same as English grammar.
If the BIN and BIST are included as above, will it still sounds right in German?
No. It sounds like nonsense in German if you include them.
Warum Ich trinke=I am drinking instead of Ich trinke=I drink How can I know that the verb in german is conjugated to present continuous
Present= drink; present progressive=are drinking. Are these not equivalent?
When to use "drink" and when "is drinking" sometimes duolingo teads both correct
How to identify difference between drinking and drinks/drink, have been guess working with it several times and still havent realised the difference between.
Does not explain which use of 'drinking' is used for either parts, it only says Drinking twice in english for the correction.
Can someone help me memorize like what word is drinking drink and like drinks because I cant seem how to learn them.....I always forget. Does someone have like a trink I could use to learn them????