"Estoy tomando agua."

Translation:I am drinking water.

5 years ago

28 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/WimXL
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Of course you can take water when asked what to drink.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/percyflage

Yep. Pretty common in my neck of the woods. Drinking spirits "I'll take it on the rocks". Tea "I take mine with sugar and milk" etc.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joe814027

TOMAR= TO DRINK OR TO TAKE

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Youmeanthatguy
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If "tomar" means "to take", then "tomando" means "taking" and should be accepted.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/miajav
miajav
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Why not "I am taking water" (say, to the picnic, while you are taking sandwiches)?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chingmoj
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Or on a mountain bike trip?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joe814027

THAT WOULD BE TRAER OR LLEVAR

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnKTaylor
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In that situation you would use the verb "traer" (to take) or "llevar" (to bring).

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joe814027

Tienes razón

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cavman144
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what's the difference between "bebiendo" as in drinking, and "tomando" also as in drinking?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ScottBoggs3

Tomar is more likely to be used for ordering a drink, like "I'll take water" (tomaré agua), as well as alcohol and a few other colloquial points. From what i've gathered it would sound a little odd to say "estoy tomando agua" to mean I'm drinking water - i think one would use beber for that. However, "estoy tomando vino" would work.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ScottBoggs3

I'm still just learning though so I might be wrong.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alanrudd1951

Tomar is to take, so tomando is taking. Tomando agua

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pigslew
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Literally "taking" but " I'm having water" is a good response to someone's question about what you'll be drinking.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Owlspotting
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That may well be true, but there is no question in this example--just an utterance without context. And so without context, "taking" should be OK as well.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Scottie92

i put "i'm taking water" and it's not accepted

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/donrua1

Cool how they can say a sentence while they are drinking water. I would likely drown.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EuroSpanish

That's Latin American Spanish. Surely a Spaniard would use "bebiendo".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AuntieE
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Estoy always sounds like este,

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dare3966
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especially in the slower mode

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MexicoMadness
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Gracias, barithedog. Llegar is the verb that came to my mind, but I wasn't sure.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deen14

i am taking water not accepted as of today April 11 2016. I believe it should be accepted and I am reporting it

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JaneHDallis

Bad pronunciation!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HarpoChico

Taking water is definitely more acceptable than passing water...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MartaPareta

El agua ( y cualquier otro líquido) se BEBE!!! Es una pena que quienes quieren aprender español tengan tantos malos ejemplos de pronunciación y expresiones. Coloquialmente decimos "voy a tomar agua", pero lo correcto es decir "voy a beber agua".

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
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What is wrong for your Spanish dialect doesn't have to be wrong in a different dialect.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pieter198825

And I am Coca Cola!

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ConchiCastillo
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The stress on the word "estoy" is wrong. It should be on the second syllable: "esTOY".

2 months ago
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