"The woman is drinking."
Translation:Die Frau trinkt.
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In this case, 'die Frau trinkt' is correct but not 'die Frau ist trinkt'. Is there a rule for when 'ist' is appropriate?
'die Frau trinkt' can be translated to 'the woman drinks' or 'the woman is drinking,' in English. Remember, the grammar rules are different.
Think of "is drinking" as a structure that doesn't exist in all languages (not in German).
Yes wrong bcs you are doing the same mistake as we indians used to do while learning english by translating the hindi as it as in english without knowing the exact grammer rules .same as here
I believe it is because "trinkt" three separate meanings. 1. Drink 2. Is drinking I don' know the 3rd
Hi conjugation of TRINKEN// Ich trinke =I drink or Iam drinking Du trinkst =you drink or you are drinking Sie/Er/Es trinkt =she/he/it drinks or is drinking
Ihr trinkt =you drink or you are drinking
Wir trinken =we drink or we are drinking
Sie trinken =they drink or they are drinking
Why is it Die Frau, but Das Madchen? Or am I remembering wrong? Aren't they both feminine?
Thats German.. Not english. The feminine and maskulin concept is differet from language to other ;)
With every noun you also have to learn the gender of that word. In German we have three of them: 'der' for masculine nouns, 'die' for feminine nouns and 'das' for neutral ones.
Couldn't it be 'Die Frau Trinkt gerade'? I think it's more accurate than the suggested answer.
Not for this exercise since, you're supposed to give a translation of the given sentence. While 'is drinking' implies that it's happening right now, that's something that you'd have to guess from context in the German sentence. If it's not clear most people will specify with something like 'gerade' or 'jetzt' or 'im Moment', but for this exercise you shouldn't add a word just because it's implied.
It's mostly considered non-standard. This may change in the not too distant future, but right now, I'd advise against using it.
I accidentally used Eine instead of Die. I don't understand which to use when
The translation to German would be exactly the same if the English sentence was "The woman drinks". Right?