"You drink water and you eat the sandwich."
Translation:Voi beți apă și voi mâncați sandviciul.
From this English sentence, I can't tell whether we're supposed to translate to second person singular or plural.
Yes, I thought the same thing. In the italian course they say "you all" when you have to use the plural form.
actually, no one in the South ever says "you all." We say "y'all," which of course, is a regional second person plural.
Fair enough - in which case I'm not sure any group regularly uses 'you all' as a second person plural. You might use it if there's a possibility of confusion, but that's not a regular occurence.
You get a strong hint, as the word with the capital letter starts the sentence.
I see that tu is singular and voi is plural, but how can we tell from this sentence that something is singular or plural? Wouldn't you need to know by seeing the situation unfold?
It would be very useful to have the pronunciation (audio) as well as the written result. The more we can hear the words, the better!
Tu is you singular and informal and voi is plural. I see you are learning Spanish too - it is like tú and vosotros in Spanish. ;)
Tu means you for the singular and voi is like the you for the pluaral, in romanian we have a different form of you for the plural, we cant say tu
Why is sendvișul also correct? What's the difference between that and sandviciul? Thanks!
Sometimes when Im close to spelling a word correct, it will give me credit but underline the word that needs fixed. Other times it will have a reminder to use the accent marks. Hope this helps.
I don't understand why it would be voi and not tu. Wouldn't the "the" in "the sandwich" imply that the subject is singular, or is there some difference that I'm missing? Thanks in advance.
Ideally, this sentence should accept both "voi" and "tu", if you go by grammar alone. But you're kinda right, it doesn't make much sense for multiple people to eat a single sandwich.
Wow, you actually answered me! Thanks for clearing that up. Have a lingot on me :)
This is confusing because the situation and the senario of using the words are not explained