I'm angry - I'm getting an error almost in every question, even I perfectly understand everything - but this test is catching on tiny grammar mistakes in English, which is not my native language, so it turns out I cannot understand German, even I can; but I would prefer options for answers :( - so, for instance - I know what means Das Mann in German, but I had a guesswork in English Men or Man; and so on...it's crazy....
In fact English is easier....we dont have der, das and die...we have one article for this: the. Also eine and ein are just a/an, a when the word following starts with a consonant; ex: a banana and an when the word following starts with a vowel; ex: an apple...we dont have gender on nouns so that's much easier to learn and to make most words plural you add an s...there are some exceptions like men, women, children, oxen, etc...but in that way English is similar to German I suppose.
I do not understand why 'The fly drinks the beer' is wrong for this statement
It isn't. "The fly drinks the beer" is an accepted translation.
Do you have a screenshot showing "The fly drinks the beer" being rejected as a translation for die Fliege trinkt das Bier? If so, please upload it to a website somewhere (e.g. imgur) and tell us the URL. That would be extremely helpful in tracking down what might have happened. Thank you!
Well. It's wrong.
"Insekt" is a neutral noun. It is used with "das Insekt". There is no "den" for the accusative form of "das".
In the accusative case, "die" and "das" follow their original form, except "der" (masculine) which turns to "den".
"Bier" is in the neutral gender, so it should be "das Bier", not "den Bier". "Reis" is in the masculine gender, so it is "den Reis".