"He drinks alcoholic beverages."

Translation:הוא שותה משקאות חריפים.

July 3, 2016



Is it normal that I get lots of words during strengthening that were not in the original lessons? Is this because it's still in beta, are more words/sentences being added?

July 23, 2016


My impression is that a lot of people who know Hebrew are doing the course, then they give the sentence the way they would say it, and their sentences are added without adding the vocabulary to the course. Maybe we should request from Duolingo the ability for the course builders to add a sentence that should be accepted as correct if they happen to type it, but this sentence will never be presented in a multiple choice question. It is frankly getting frustrating as a completely new learner.

August 7, 2016


I rather like it; it means that reviews add to my vocabulary.

January 29, 2017


I agree!

November 18, 2016


Honestly I'm doing all these duolingo quizzes blind with just the app, so I'm really not noticing whether it's in the original lesson or not

April 30, 2018


As a hebrew speaker I would never say חריפים only אלכוהליים

September 14, 2016


funny, I like חריפים much better :)

February 23, 2017


Interestingly, the former has only just appeared whilst the latter was provided when 'alcoholic drinks' came up earlier, however, to add to the discussion above, for me it's great to have new vocab added! I'm here to learn and love new words coming in. Also really appreciate the input of native speakers - !! תודה רבה - diolch yn fawr iawn!

May 27, 2018


Isn't חריף spicy? Are "spicy drinks" alcoholic?

November 29, 2016


literally, חריף does mean "spicy", but "משקאות חריפים" is a common phrase, there is also an archaic name for alcoholic drinks - משקאות שיכר [ma'-sh-ka-o't shei-khar]. there is another phrase that describes an adiction to alcohol - התמכר לטיפה המרה [hi't-ma-ker la-ti'-pa ha-ma'-rah], literal translation: "became addicted to the bitter drop".

February 23, 2017


Thank you to all the native speakers - both moderators and frequent flyers! - and others offering all this rich, extra linguistic and cultural information, it makes coming to the comments a must! As well as bringing your notebooks! (physical or virtual).

May 27, 2018


hu shoteh mashkaot kharifim

November 30, 2017


הוא שותה משקות אלכוהוליות. Shouldn't that be correct as well?

July 3, 2016


A slight misspelling there, you mean "משקאות אלכוהוליים" since "משקה" is masculine. And yes it should be accepted.

July 3, 2016


Since משקה is masculine, then why is the plural משקאות? Just irregularity? Wiktionary says there is another plural form, משקים , are they interchangeable?

July 22, 2016


No, משקים is a real plural word in Hebrew but it doesn't mean beverages

July 22, 2016


Well, הִשְׁקָה means to water: הֵם מַשְׁקִים אֶת הַצְּמָחִים They water the plants.

March 28, 2019



July 3, 2016


משקים is men that watering something

August 22, 2016
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