I entered "he's drinking water" and got this right, but I'm a little fuzzy now. I'm wondering if there's a way in German to differentiate between "he's drinking water" (non-specific source) and "he's drinking THE water" (which may refer to a specific, previously mentioned source) — does this sentence accomplish both tasks and it's simply context that informs the subtle shift in meaning? Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself but it'd b interesting to know.
"He's drinking water" should not have been accepted. German makes the same distinction.
If you happen to hear "Ihr" while the recorder says "Er", It is an natural issue of different local accents -the same way it happens- in different states in The USA; there is some inflection (the modulation of intonation or pitch in the voice) when it comes to articulation of some particular words that sound alike or have some kind of resemblance.
Please help me in explaining how to distinguish between masculine feminine and neutral...sometimes it was said milk is feminine n sometimes neutral...please clarify
1st learn to hear the difference between the two. Ihr sounds like ear, and er sounds like air (at least to me anyway). 2nd. Look at the word that comes after it. In this case, er trinkt and ihr trinkt are both correct, but for other words, the verb can be conjugated differently (eg er hat, ihr habt; er ist, ihr seid)
Water is a neutral noun. Masculine nouns are the only ones that actually change in the akkusativ case.
i peaked and it said something so i put it and it counted it wrong, how did it go wrong?
What did you put down? You need to know when to use a translation in peeking. For example, "Jungen" means both young (adjective) and boys (noun). You have to figure out which translation is right for the sentence you're working on.
"Der" is masculine like male. "Die" is femanine like females. And das is for objects.
Man, you must be joking. Of course "He drinks water" is correct. Who says "He drinks THE water"?
in previous lessons it would say Der Mann trinkt Wasser. why does it change from trinkt Wasser to now trinkt das Wasser? does the "who" change how its said or is Duo changing from proper to improper German?
On this app, there is ZERO difference in pronunciation between "ihr" and "er." They are both pronounced with the vowel sound in English "ear," even at turtle speed. If you think you hear "air," for "er," you're deluding yourself.