"She drinks water."
Translation:Ella bebe agua.
Thank you! It's clearly been quite some time since I've practiced here, but the help was appreciated :)
Bebes is for saying you are drinking and bebe is saying he/she/sigular nouns:)
Where does the word "toma" come from? I said "She drinks water" as "Ella bebe agua" but it said that I'm almost correct and the correct translation is "Toma agua". I'm confused.
"Tomar" literally means "to take." Many languages, including English, often use "take" idiomatically in the context of food and drink. "Beber" directly translates as "to drink."
You know for me the only thing confusing about this is the way she pronounces the words"-" sometimes I need to hear her say the sentence over and over again just to understand what she is saying
Toma has not been introduced. How can I be wrong when I've never learned the word?
There are a bunch of words in Spanish that receive the accent depending on their function in the sentence, such as porque and ¿por qué?, if they work as pronouns or articles (Él, El). When I studied, an o (or) would be accented if between numbers (12 ó 15) to avoid confusions, but I think this rule has been removed because people nowadays is way smarter than we were and write with computers all the time.
As you see it has nothing to do with any male/female role. Once you get all the rules about accents, you need to learn the special cases, or the non-pronunciation driven cases
Why does "El" get an accent when referring to a man, but "ella" doesn't when referring to a woman?
metarete- Sometimes the accent is to make a difference between 2 words which are written the same. El = the èl = he. tu = your tú = you informal.
is she drinks water the same as she eats bread and does someone have clues to help me remember because think i have in place when you use come or comes or bebes or bebe and seem to stuff it up....frustrated.
Comer: to eat http://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb_conjugation/comer
Beber: to drink http://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb_conjugation/beber
So I want to understand that if (she drinks water = Ella bebe agua ) that's mean (you drink water= tú bebes agua) is that correct?
Whats this formal thing with this language haha :x and whats the difference between bebe, bebo, bebes? And come, como, comes? I feel sad!
Some languages have polite registers encoded in their grammar to varying degrees. English also used to have informal (thou/thee/thy/thine) and formal (ye/you/your/yours) but the informal got dropped a few hundred years ago.
bebe/come = él/ella/usted
bebo/como = yo
bebes/comes = tú
tú bebes, él/ella/usted bebe
The infinitive is
tomar, "to take". But it's also used as "to drink".
"Tomar" literally means "to take" but it is used idiomatically for "to drink". English sometimes does the same thing: Do you take your coffee with milk?
Probably because there is a distinction to be made between "el agua" and "agua". If it's anything like in English, then "Ella bebe agua/She drinks water" is the general case and "Ella bebe el agua/She drinks the water" refers to a specific instance.
Thank you. I thought that would be the case but was confused by some earlier instances of such a usage.
I wrote "ella tome agua" for "she drinks water" and it says it's wrong but someone else did the opposite?
I wanted to put tomar instead of beber; but thought Duolingo would mark it as wrong since, it's technically not truly "to drink". But, if I were to talk to someone which verb is used more?
As far as I've been able to tell, Duo recognizes "tomar" as an alternative to "beber".
what are all the meanings for el, and what are all the meanings to la
ella means "she" or "it"
él means "he" or "it"
el is the singular masculine "the"
la is the singular feminine "the"
los is the plural masculine "the"
las is the plural feminine "the"
Why does tomar trump beber in this use? I get that taking water can be identical to drinking water, but why is beber marked as incorrect?
How was the question presented to you, and precisely how did you answer?
It's possible Duo glitched, in which case you'd need to submit a bug report. But your answer to the above questions is relevant.
You just need to memorize each word as it comes. It helps to learn the article along with it.
So.....I've read all of the comments & didn't see a really good understanding for why the answer was toma & not bebe when that's been the answer so far. Can someone explain why that word was changed?
How Duo corrects you is related to the nature of the error you made. Since we have no way of knowing how you answered the question (or even how the question was presented to you), you need to provide us with that information first. Or did it not even mark you as wrong and simply provide it as an alternative answer?
More generally, though, although "beber" does literally mean "to drink" and "tomar" does literally mean "to take", "tomar" is commonly used idiomatically to mean "to drink".
Conjugation aside, "beber" is "to drink" and "tomar" is "to take/to drink".
tomar, "to take/to drink".
Bebe is the él/ella/usted conjugation of the verb beber (to drink).
Tragos is the plural noun (drinks/beverages).
Ella bebe un trago.
Dualingo just corrected me and said it should be, “ella toma agua”- could you explain?
What answer did you give?
As has been explained on this page before, "tomar" literally means "to take", but it is also used as "to drink".
él = he
ella = she
usted = you (polite)
All three take the same verb forms and possessives.