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"Я не пью пиво."

Translation:I don't drink beer.

November 14, 2015



and winner of the least useful sentence in this course is...


Я не пью пиво. Я пью водку.




And disconnects legs :)


Ракия здесь !


Чего? Что значит слово " Ракия" ?


Это болгарская водка. Вкусная-я-я!


Наздраве :)


Actually I say this sentence a lot... I hate beer:)


Haha, I feel better now, i'm not alone :D

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    Sorry for that, but in that case why do you learn a Slavic language? xDDD


    So I can ask for vodka.


    This is the only correct answer.


    I come from slavic country and I don't like beer :D


    It's understandable. I wasn't that fond of the first few beers I had either. Many of the most advertised of beers suck and you wonder if why people like drinking donkey piss. It's better if you go to a decent brewery and have it off their tap than from a bottle. If you ever have the chance to visit Prague, you'd be wasting the cost of your plane ticket if you didn't try it there.


    Believe me. You just didn't find your type of beer :)


    Ugh that's like saying "You just haven't found the right man" to a lesbian.


    Not really. That would only be true if s/he said that hated alcoholic beverages.

    Beer has a very wide range of flavours, bitterness and sweetness levels, freshness or heaviness... As a person who loves wines, I'd say there is more flavour variation in beer than in wine.


    Quite the contrary :) it warms my heart to see the app encourage people not to consume alcohol .


    I'm underage anyway but why would anyone want it? It looks and smells nasty.


    Not all people like all beer. You find the ones you like and what they go together with.


    It tastes immeasurably worse. Like if you mixed wet bread, mud and sand but made it liquid.


    Chemical changes in your body in your 20s make bitter flavors enticing and make your enjoyment of sweet flavors lessen. Humans aren't SUPPOSED to like/eat sugar as much as we do...


    Actually research found out that the only reason older people like beer is that they have more experience with it. You may notice this effect when eating 80 % chocolate for a week or even when listening to a song in the radio, absolutely noone liked "thunder" when it was published, but humans are engineered to like what they perceive frequently. Additionally, drinking beer often leaves good memories, because you do it only on fun occasions. Therefore every time you taste beer again, your brain remembers those moments and spreads endorphins on your body, making the nasty taste acceptable. This concept is used by a lot of drugs like heroine, cannabis and cocaine.


    It looks like apple juice but foaming, and yeah it smells gross


    I don't drink beer as I can't


    Gluten? I have an aunt who loved beer, but then discovered she is allergic to gluten...


    There are some FANTASTIC gluten free beers out there


    yes, but her children would never let her buy them on fear it could be harmful. I found some gluten-free beer that taste just like the traditional ones. Made from barley, but gluten removed through a process I don't remember now how it works


    Yep . Here is Australia there are a lot of microbreweries expanding their range of gluten free beers . They are only getting better.


    This is just for the doctor


    That means they'll bring you vodka.


    Meanwhile, the two in the bar.

    1: "I want a beer, a cold beer!" 2: "I am drinking vodka, beer is not good for stomach" 1: "Waiter, please, bring us one beer, a decanter of good vodka, pickles, sausages, some bacon fat, pistachios, hot-tempered peanuts and rye toasts rubbed with garlic" 2: "Oh, so much tasty food. Waiter, bring also one beer for me too" 1: "Hey ho, are you going to drink both? Waiter, bring one more glass for vodka" 2: "Well and good, vodka without beer is a waste of money"


    I don't need this kind of negativity in my life.


    Я тоже не пью пиво


    Правильно, там эстрогены. Жир нарастёт, и будет на полшестого


    Что означает будет на полшестого?


    It means erectile disfunction. полшестого is half past five. Think of the hand position on the clock.


    Эмм это оч пошлое


    I could be confusing this with Polish, but aren't direct objects in negated sentences in the genitive case? If so, shouldn't it be "пива" instead?


    In this sentence, пиво is the direct object, meaning you would use the accusative case. Accusative will change for "animate" masculine nouns, however, пиво is a gender-neutral noun, so it will keep its nominative ending (-о). That's how I was taught it, at least.


    Please stop calling "neutral" words "gender-neutral", unless you also say "gender-masculine words" and "gender-feminine words", which you don't.


    This is the only explanation here which makes sense with the least number of words.

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      I don't know that (I'm a native Polish speaker), but in Pimsleur Russian course there is "Вино" (Wine) and "У мена нет вина", but it has only one form for beer and it's pronounced as "Пива" (I want to drink piva and I want to drink vino, I don't have piva and I don't have vina). It's confusing.


      you can say correct: Я хочу выпить пива. Я хочу выпить вина. Я хочу пить пиво. Я хочу пить вино. У меня нет пива. У меня нет вина. Trust me, I'm a native Russian speaker. See also my comment below.


      @ volizione: If I remember right, it depends. More abstract direct objects will tend to be used in genitive for negated sentences, while more concrete direct objects will tend to still get accusative, negated or not.

      @loxiney: If you're just going by pronunciation, "пиво" and "пива" sound almost the same because of where the stress lies. Вино on the other hand has end stress so it is easy to hear the difference between "вино" and "вина". johnny_MMX has it right.


      Same question here. (Except I don't know Polish.) Anyone?


      I think it's only genitive when the beer itself is being negated. For example - it's У меня нет пива because you're saying "I have no beer"


      That is my understanding as well. In this sentence, the verb of 'to drink' is being negated, not the drink itself.


      Volizione: O dziwo nie. Sam miałem wcześniej wątpliwości, ale wszelkie źródła mówią mi co innego. For the rest: The sentence has been properly written, everything is alright.


      "пива" is a possibility here because the verb is negated, but it's a bit antiquated. There's good discussion of the issue for the same sentence translated the other direction (where, btw, "пива" is, in fact, accepted): https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11535374


      They're right. I don't drink beer.


      It would be helpful if you hovered over a verb there was a link to the conjugation


      And the case, number and gender of words


      Can I... report that as a problem?

      [deactivated user]

        I read somewhere that if a russian offers you some alcoholic beverage (usually vodka, of course) and you refuses he will take it as an offence or something. If there's any russian reading this, please, tell me how to refuse alcohol politely and friendly. Thanks in advance!


        It depends on a person. Not everyone will take it as an offence.


        Just answer and repeat if you will be asked to drink again: "Sorry, I don't drink" or "I don't want to drink" and don't drink. That's it. Nobody will wait for you to drink.


        Why is beer not in the accusative case here?


        Пиво is neuter and inanimate, and thus does not change word ending from nominative.


        Accusative is ПИВО. Genitive is ПИВА. ПИТЬ requires accusative, ВЫПИТЬ - genitive and accusative. If you say Я ХОЧУ ВЫПИТЬ ПИВА you don't define its quantity, you onle express your intention, and this is the most used variant. Я ХОЧУ ВЫПИТЬ ПИВО - it means you want to drink out a definite quantity of beer (for example, я хочу выпить всё пиво, что у меня есть). You can also say Я ХОЧУ ПОПРОБОВАТЬ ЭТО ПИВО (to taste it).


        My grammar book says that if the verb is in negative form the object is in genitive case. Is that wrong? Is пить an exception?


        I correct: If the verb is transitive and in negative.


        Я пью пиво!


        Сейчас я хочу стакан пива.


        Lol I don't drink.


        Why is the male voice pronouncing пиво as пило


        That was going to be my question too. I think I've heard a similar issue with the male voice in other sentences too, but never with the female voice.


        It's wrong. It should be pronounced as piva. Report it if it happens again.


        I tried to translate it as "i don't drink bear"


        That's okay! I once translated "cocoa" as "boyfriend". We all have those times. :-D


        How about "I am not drinking beer."?


        Same sentence. Russian makes no distinction between "i am drinking" and "i drink", as far as i know.


        That's actually a correct statement for me.


        Why does it not translate as 'i am not drinking beer '?


        Duolingo has never really explained how to know when to use пьют, пьёт, and пьёшь, and I would love to know that.

        Also, I'll get a lot if use out of this sentence. I hate alcohol in general, except to clean wounds. Before the booze fans come after me, I'll just say that I've grown up with and have seen fist-hand the absolutely devastating effects of alcoholism, so you enjoy your hangover and I'll enjoy having no DUIs. :)


        Why it is пиво instead of пивa ??? Why here I do not use the genitive? What is the case of пиво here? Please note it cannot be nominative !!!! The subject is Я.


        пи́во (pívo) [ˈpʲivə] n inan (genitive пи́ва, nominative plural пи́ва, genitive plural пив) "beer; portion of beer" From Old East Slavic пиво (pivo), from Proto-Slavic *pivo (“drink, beer”), from Proto-Indo-European *ph₃iwom. Equivalently from *piti (“to drink”). Cognate with Ancient Greek πῖνον (pînon, “beer”).

        • пить (pitʹ) "to drink": From Old East Slavic пити (piti), from Proto-Slavic piti (“to drink”). From Proto-Indo-European (see peh₃-), cognates include Lithuanian puotà (“drinking spree, wassail”), Old Prussian pōuton (“to drink”), poieiti (“drink (imperative)”), Sanskrit पाति (pāti, “he drinks”), पाययति (pāyayati, “to give to drink”), Ancient Greek πόσις (pósis, “the act of drinking”), πίνω (pínō, “I drink”), πώνω (pṓnō, “I drink”), Latin pōtus (“drunk, having been drunk”), and (from reduplicated present stem) Sanskrit पिबति (pibati, “he drinks”), पीत (pīta, “drunk”), Latin bibō (“I drink”) (< *pibō), Albanian pi (“I drink”), Old Irish ibim (“I drink”), Welsh yfed.


        When to use пива, пиво?


        Why is it correct to say Хочешь пива?, but Я не пью пиво. Is the difference because it's a negative sentence?


        Хочешь пива means 'Do you want (some) beer'? Genitive denotes quantity


        What's the difference between "пью" and "пиёт"?


        by changing the ending the verb tells WHO is doing the action. english verbs only do this with auxiliary verbs (for example, the word 'be' can change to 'is', 'am', or 'are' depending on the subject of the sentence; ex: "I am hungry," "You are hungry," "He is hungry.")

        when you learn a language like russian, you have to learn the same exact verb like 20 different times depending on the subject (I, you, he/she/it, we, y'all, they) and the tense (past, present, future).

        oh yes, we're having fun now, aren't we?!


        Can this also mean, "I do not drink the beer." ?

        (It was rejected for me.)


        Ok, would "i am not drinking beer" work? Or only "I don't drink beer"?


        I prefer wine. Beer tends to be too bitter.


        No problem, more beer for me. =)


        no stop no I won't learn this sentence..


        best thread ever !


        Pssh.what russian DOESNT drink beer?


        I'm Czech and I think wine is better.


        of course i dont drink beer. because vodka is better.


        Said no Russian ever


        Jokes about drinks aside. Im still confused about when the partitive case is used, is just in asking for or talking about food? Like im a little lost.


        The longest discussion ever ..and more about beer than grammar.. interesting.. cheers


        What is the different between I do not drink a beer and I don't drink a beer? I think it is the same..? But app did not except my ansver..I do not drink a beer...?

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          If you can't - we teach you. If you don't want - we force you.


          Is a "I drink no beer" wrong answer?


          As a Czech I'm offended


          As a Muslim, I need This.


          Is the audio messed up? Пиво is being pronounced as 'pila' rather than 'piva'.


          Something interesting; you may also learn in the Chinese course a very similar word for beer, píjiǔ (啤酒). It's an interesting transition, and a bit of a coincidence (the last character does indeed mean "alcohol"), but it seems like Russian may have had more of an influence on the spread of пиво (it's carried in Mongolian, Bulgarian, Amharic...) Just some interesting information, and motivation to tell you that Slavic languages have done some things linguistically!

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