What is the difference between "ele" and "ei" ?
Is it feminine and masculine ?
Correct. Both in plural form, respectively. In my language, they are "ellas" and "ellos".
It is extremely frustrating for me to properly conjugate verbs in this language!
It would be easier if they taught us conjugations in the old-fashioned way.
The use of "the" in the English translation is not essential. It is perfectly acceptable for this to read as "they eat rice and drink water" without any further context.
Why "drink the water" and not just "drink water" ??
So how come it's apa and apă and not apul or something like that?
'Cause "apă" is feminine.
apa - the water,
apă - water
So how do we differentiate?? I got it wrong because I did not enter "the" before "water"
My thoughts exactly, that was funnh though, apul
Why is it beau? I thought that was for the "I" or "Eu" form.
beau is used for both "I" and "they" forms.
ele = she/ they when you speak about the girls!!
Shouldn't it be mănânc instead of mănâncă?
Mănânc is used when you are talking about yourself such as in eu mănânc (i eat) mănânca is when you are talking about other people in either plural or singular form. Noi măncâm would be we eat.
*noi mâncăm, actually. There's a somewhat odd vowel change that happens :)
So is this an exception for this verb in particular, cause other verbs I've seen being used in this way seem to be in the eu-form?
I'm glad you said that. I also tried to use the first person singular form, like normal , but of course got it wrong.