"We drink water."
Translation:Wir trinken Wasser.
For conjugating most verbs: I/Ich = ends with e (trinke) You/Du = ends with st (trinkst) He/she/it/er/sie/es = ends with t (trinkt) we/wir = ends with en (trinken) you (plural)/ihr = ends with t (trinkt) and the only one i'm a bit fuzzy on is ihr but i'm pretty sure it's correct. And all of these are present tense verbs. They translate to either 'I am drinking, he is drinking, we are drinking;' or 'I drink, you drink, he drinks, we drink' Someone better than me correct me if I'm wrong, I might be a little rusty with this.
Hi, KamalNabi. You wrote "... trinkt is they" but I think that could be slightly confusing to people who read your post. It's clear what you meant is that "he drinks" is "er trinkt" and "she drinks" is "sie trinkt" and "it drinks" is "es trinkt".
"They drink" is "sie trinken".
German, like English, doesn't use "the" in places where Spanish and French do. I expect a sentence like "Ich trinke Wasser" would translate to "... the water" in Spanish in a reference to water in general.
German uses "the" more than English, though. For example, in German usage it always seems to be "die Natur" whereas in English we would just say "nature". I admit I find it difficult to know when to use "the" and when not to. Why do languages have to be so difficult?
I'm a bit lost in your statement. I believe you are confusing the ending of verbs with gender. "The" signifies the gender (der, die, das, die-plural). The ending of verbs depend on 'person-view'. Trinken for example: I/ich = trinke (e) you(informal)/du = trinkst (st) he,she,it/er,sie,es = trinkt (t) we/wir = trinken (en) you all,their/ihr = trinkt (t) you(formal/plural) = trinken (en)
That's correct right up to near the end, when it should be: "You (plural) drink" is "ihr trinkt" (the ending being "t"). The pronoun "ihr" is used to talk to children and to people we know well and it is the plural of "du". "Ihr" can be translated as "you all", as they would say in the southern states of the USA.
"They drink" is "sie trinken" (the ending being "en").
There is also a German pronoun, "Sie", for addressing people formally. It's the same as the form for "they" and the verb forms with it are the same as for "they" but you have to remember to give "Sie" a capital first letter, thus "Sie trinken" ("you drink"). Even though it's a plural form it's used to talk to only one person as well as more than one person. It's a survival from the courtly manners of the past.
No for a couple of reasons. Firstly, that would translate to English as "We drink the water." whereas there was no "the" in the question. Also, das Wasser is a Neuter noun therefore it does not take the Masculine "den" when it is the accusative case but instead stays as "das Wasser".
Hi, you won't need this answer now but in case someone does I'll try to explain. To know which form of the verb to use, look at the subject. The subject pronouns are ich, du, er, sie (for "she"), es, wir, ihr, sie (for "they") or Sie ( with a capital first letter, for "you" when you are being formal). Each pronoun has its own form of the verb.
Each one corresponds to a different pronoun. For example: I drink is ich trinke, you drink is du trinkst, he/she/it drinks is er/sie/es trinkt, etc. If your native language is English (as is mine) this may be where the difficulty comes from. We don't really have verb conjugations like this in the present tense. The only change would be the third person singular for us, which takes an 's': I drink vs. He/She/It drinks. Most other European languages have conjugations corresponding to each pronoun. There is a good online resource to see all the verb forms called Verbix.com you can search a given verb there and it will give you a list of options that will lead to the list of conjugations.
The root of these different words is the same, trink. The word takes different endings depending on who is drinking. It's consistent in the way it works with most other verbs as well, there is a pattern to it. Ich trinke, ich singe, ich schreibe (I drink, I sing, I write - the e ending is the first person singular) Du trinkst, du singst, du schreibst ( st is the second person singular, you) er/sie/es trinkt, er/sie/es singt, er/sie/es schreibt (t is the third person singular - he/she/it) wir trinken, wir singen, wir schreiben (en is the first person plural ending - we) Ihr trinkt, ihr singt, ihr schreibt (t is also the ending for Ihr) Sie trinken, Sie singen, Sie schreiben (en is the ending for the formal you, Sie, as well). It might also help to notice that the pronouns and verbs always appear together.
In Spanish the subject pronouns are dropped. Linguists call Spanish a "pro drop" (a pronoun dropping) language. Some languages drop their subject pronouns, some don't. In Spanish you say "bebemos" not "nosotros bebemos". German and English are not pro drop languages and so you have to say "WE drink" and "WIR trinken".