"I am drinking, you are drinking."
Translation:Ich trinke, du trinkst.
if you want to be complete correct: "i am drinking, you are drinking" is present continuous. i am german and i have learned, that the ing-form is something i do right now. so i am drinking right now. this means "ich bin gerade am trinken." if i say "i drink" then it says "ich trinke". this is something i do often, or generally. "i often drink" "ich trinke oft" but "now i am drinking" "jetzt gerade bin ich am trinken". (this is very difficult, bin i hope you understand what i am saying)
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It's also different in English: "I drink, he drinks". German just has other forms for "you" too.
Because there is no "and" in the English sentence.
"You are drinking" can be either du trinkst (when you are speaking to one person) or ihr trinkt (when you are speaking to several people). Both are possible.
Note that the verb forms are different.
Because this present continuous tense with "to be" + -ing is a typical English thing. It is not present in German.
German just has one present tense, so "I drink" (regularly) and "I am drinking" (now) are the same in German: ich trinke.
trinkst is used when the subject is du -- du trinkst = you are drinking (when speaking to one person)
trinkt is used when the subject is one of er, sie, es or ihr or a singular noun -- der Junge trinkt "the boy is drinking", ihr trinkt "you are drinking" (when speaking to several people at once), er trinkt "he is drinking".
Why not "Ich bin trinken, du bist trinken" ??? I thought since "am" and "are" are already used and conjugated, the second verb "to drink" should be in infinitive form?
German does not have a continuous aspect. See the final section of the tips and notes for the first unit: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/de/Basics-1/tips-and-notes
English needs a helping verb to form the present continuous tense; you have to say "I am drinking".
But when you translate that into German's present tense, it's just a single word: ich trinke. No helping verb needed or possible.
Similarly, "you are drinking" is du trinkst.
You cannot translate word for word because German grammar is not the same as English grammar.
Please always read the tips and notes before starting a new unit -- they explain things such as this.
They're not available on mobile apps for German, only on the website https://www.duolingo.com/ . Click on a lesson unit and then on the lightbulb: