https://www.duolingo.com/escargot

"Je bois des verres."

February 16, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/kikki90

Isn't it a nonsense? Who drinks glasses?

March 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sloggo
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My answer was kind of a guess "I am drinking from glasses", what would be the correct translation for "from" like this?

April 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/clares
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The more I google around, the more I think your answer is one possible correct translation!

April 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewWaterloo

I had the same answer.

April 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewWaterloo

According to Google translate: "I am drinking from glasses" would be "Je bois dans des verres" and "I am drinking drinks" would be "Je boise des boissons"

April 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/escargot

"I drink a glass" perhaps?

February 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/patlaf
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It is "des verres" so it is definitely plural making it: "I am drinking [some] glasses". For "I drink a glass" that would be: "Je bois un verre"

February 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/KimicalBurn

Why wouldn't "I am drinking the drinks." be an acceptable answer?

February 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/orzechod

"I am drinking the drinks" contains a definite article; you're saying that you're drinking these particular drinks right here. The translation of that would be "je bois les verres".

February 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/gregoir123

I just simply do not understand this one!

February 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/shriramk

The difference between the "le" forms (les, etc.) and "de" forms is critical. Very roughly, when going from French to English, you can pretty much pretend to drop the "de" (whereas "le" turns into "the", and "un" turns into "one"). So "des verres" means "glasses", whereas "les verres" would be "the glasses". The reason it's "des" is the point of this section: "de" takes the plural form of what it's describing.

March 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/gregoir123

Is there no word for drinks, such as cocktails, in French?

March 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dbucar
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all upto now i've been thinking of "verres" as the glasses for eyesight improvement :D

March 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/deldar182

lunettes

March 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/scott.daley
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Could you not say, 'I am drinking from the glasses?' Or is that 'Je bois de verres?' Kinda sad I lost a heart on this one.

April 4, 2013
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