"Я не пью пиво."

Translation:I don't drink beer.

November 14, 2015



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

November 14, 2015


Я не пью пиво. Я пью водку.

May 5, 2016



May 17, 2016


And disconnects legs :)

January 25, 2019


Ракия здесь !

May 31, 2017


Чего? Что значит слово " Ракия" ?

December 22, 2018


Это болгарская водка. Вкусная-я-я!

June 9, 2019


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

January 4, 2016


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

January 12, 2016

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

    January 27, 2016


    So I can ask for vodka.

    September 10, 2016


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

    April 26, 2016


    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.

    July 29, 2019


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

    October 1, 2017


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

    December 13, 2018


    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.

    March 2, 2019


    haha. Nice.

    July 29, 2019


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

    August 30, 2017


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

    August 31, 2016


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

    October 20, 2016


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

    October 20, 2017


    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...

    November 20, 2017


    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.

    June 26, 2018


    That means they'll bring you vodka.

    November 18, 2015


    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"

    February 7, 2016


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

    January 27, 2016


    Я тоже не пью пиво

    January 30, 2016


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

    December 24, 2015


    Me neither.

    April 9, 2016


    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?

    November 25, 2015


    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.

    January 8, 2016


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

    August 3, 2018


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

    April 9, 2017

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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.

      January 27, 2016


      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.

      May 17, 2016


      @ 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.

      September 5, 2016


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

      November 28, 2015


      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"

      December 12, 2015


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

      February 4, 2016


      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.

      December 2, 2015


      "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

      April 23, 2018


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

      March 8, 2016


      And the case, number and gender of words

      April 9, 2017


      Can I... report that as a problem?

      August 13, 2016


      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!

      September 27, 2017


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

      March 28, 2018


      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.

      January 25, 2019


      Why is beer not in the accusative case here?

      January 1, 2016


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

      January 8, 2016



      January 8, 2016


      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).

      May 17, 2016


      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?

      August 26, 2018


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

      August 26, 2018


      Сейчас я хочу стакан пива.

      December 2, 2016


      Lol I don't drink.

      December 7, 2016


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

      March 30, 2016


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

      April 9, 2016


      me too :P

      December 18, 2017


      Я пью пиво!

      October 7, 2016


      How about "I am not drinking beer."?

      June 21, 2017


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

      March 8, 2018


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

      September 13, 2017


      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?!

      September 20, 2017


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

      February 27, 2019


      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. :)

      June 10, 2019



      July 15, 2019


      I prefer wine. Beer tends to be too bitter.

      May 13, 2018


      I'm Czech and I think wine is better.

      March 5, 2019


      Please delete the "funny" comments and just leave the russian related. This comment section is 90% about beer or jokes about alcohol and 10% about learning russian.

      April 20, 2019


      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.

      May 17, 2019


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

      July 17, 2019


      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.

      August 1, 2019
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