Present-Continuous, because you are able to say the child is drinking until they either throw out the drink, leave, or finish the drink. For example, you can still say someone is drinking something when it isn't in their mouth. Another example, Someone could say "If this soda isn't anyone's, I'm going to drink it". You could respond "No, I'm drinking it!". Even though you are not currently taking a swig or sip, since you have already drunk from it you are considered to be drinking that beverage until you are finished with it, via leaving it alone, discarding it, or drinking all the liquid. Hope I helped.
the conjugation of verbs has nothing to do with articles. It solely depends on the person: e.g,
ich trinke (1st person singular)
du trinkst (2nd person singular)
er/sie /es trinke (3rd person singular, including all singular nouns)
wir trinken (1st person plural)
ihr trinkt (2nd person plural)
sie/Sie trinken (3rd person plural, including all plural nouns, polite forms)
That's right. Not all languages make the same distinctions between the simple and the continuous aspects as English does. There are even languages that don't have a separate continuous aspect at all.
Also, English is pretty rare with its do-support. Again, different languages handle things differently.
Are there any tips on pronouncing the uvular fricative after a voiced consonant, or do I just have to practice until I get it right? I've gotten the hang of it at the start of a word but that's about it. Also, how wrong is it if I accidentally trill the R? Sorry if this is the wrong terminology I am new to this
I understand the terminology well, but nevertheless I'm not completely sure what you are talking about. I think it concerns the "r" in "trinkt", but the "t" is not a voiced consonant, but an unvoiced one, that's what confuses me.
If it is about that "r": If you accidentally trill it, it will be understood. It is not standard language, but there exist German dialects that have it that way.
My bad, I was thinking about Brot and carelessly asked the question on whatever lesson I was on when the question came to mind. Oops. It's a general question anyway though, I have trouble saying the proper R on some words and not others & was wondering if practice was all I needed to fix that or if I was missing something