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German Beginner - Drinking

Hey guys, new German learner here. Can somebody tell me the difference between Trinkt, Trinkst, Trinke, and Trinken? I think I get a few differences between them, but I'm still kind of confused. Thanks!

July 17, 2017

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It's conjugation.

Ich trinke

Du trinkst

Er/Sie/Es trinkt

Wir trinken

Ihr trinkt

Sie/sie trinken

Most verbs follow this pattern.

July 18, 2017

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What he said

July 18, 2017

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Hi, not everyone in the general "Duolingo" forum is learning German, but if you edit your post and change the topic to "German" you'll probably find a ton of German savvy folks that are happy to help you.

I suspect it depends on who is doing the drinking. That's how French and Spanish work, anyway. The verb form tells you who the subject is (me, you, them...).

July 17, 2017

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I was a bit confused with the topics, but I changed it to German just now. Thank you for informing me!

July 17, 2017

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Thank you!!

July 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/wombatua

Yep, it's verb conjugation. Same idea as in Spanish or French.

July 18, 2017

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I see, thank you!

July 18, 2017
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