Our programmers make sure that each learner has encountered a new word before he or she is tested on it. It tends to be the case that the human memory is a little less fallible than our programs. Also, "Getränke" has a dictionary hint. Note that if you are in the "test out" mode, you cannot peek.
I couldn't peek (see dictionary hint), I have not encountered this word before and I'm not in the test out mode.
Seems to me approximately 0% of English speakers talk about beverages - they talk about drinks and Duolingo should see that "you are drinking drinks" is EXACTLY what this sentence means.
This showed up for me before I learned "Getränke" at all. How can I translate a word I haven't learned when hovering over it won't bring up the translations?