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"Je bois des verres."

February 16, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kikki90

Isn't it a nonsense? Who drinks glasses?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sloggo

My answer was kind of a guess "I am drinking from glasses", what would be the correct translation for "from" like this?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clares

The more I google around, the more I think your answer is one possible correct translation!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewWaterloo

I had the same answer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/escargot

"I drink a glass" perhaps?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/patlaf

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"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KimicalBurn

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gregoir123

I just simply do not understand this one!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gregoir123

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dbucar

all upto now i've been thinking of "verres" as the glasses for eyesight improvement :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scott.daley

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.

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