Help with "Trinkt" context
So Er Trinkt for example Means (He Drinks) & (He is Drinking) I don't understand there is no context on past or present tense.
Also "Sie Trinken" Means (They are drinking) How do they know it means they and not she.
If anyone can clear this up I'll be grateful, can't understand it :/.
You can find all sorts of grammar in the "Tips and notes" of the web version of Duolingo (www.duolingo.com) in the Desktop mode of the browser on your phone of tablet.
Just click on the skill and scroll to the bottom of the Lessons page.
"trinken - to drink; continuous aspect" and "she, you (formal) and they" are in the "Tips and notes" of skill Basics 1
I googled Präsens that you spoke of and this site explained perfectly (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~deutsch/Grammatik/PresentTense/Present.html)
So for anyone else who needs this information to progress :)
Now both questions I had are answered, thanks guys.
There is no present progressive in German. If there are no context clues, Duolingo will accept either answer.
As for the "Sie" issue, the best way to differentiate is through the verb conjugation. Remember, "Sie" can refer to she, they, or you (formal). The verb conjugation for she is different than for they and you (formal). Since the verb conjugation is the same for they and formal you, you either need to look for context clues or you need to pay attention to capitalization. "Sie" is always capitalized when referring to the formal you. However, when referring to they, "sie" is only capitalized if it is the first word in a sentence.