"He drinks alcoholic beverages."
Translation:הוא שותה משקאות חריפים.
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?
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.
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
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!
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".
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).
A slight misspelling there, you mean "משקאות אלכוהוליים" since "משקה" is masculine. And yes it should be accepted.
Since משקה is masculine, then why is the plural משקאות? Just irregularity? Wiktionary says there is another plural form, משקים , are they interchangeable?