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"We drink water."

Translation:Wir trinken Wasser.

March 13, 2013



Most of the time, i get confused with trinken, trinkt, trinke. How to memorize them easily for meaning ?


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.


I e You st He and she are always t rhyme i learnt doing GCSE


"I is E, You is S.T., He and She is always T"


Thanks that makes more sense!


Trinke is when in english we say "I", trinken is when we say "we" and trinkt is they


I put 'Wir trinken das Wasser' for my answer - would this mean 'We are drinking the water'?


Hard for me to drop my habit of using the definite article from Spanish


It's really confusing. DUO should teach the German alphabets first then nouns before introducing sentence structure


the last question said the same thing and it was trinkt and now i answer this one and its trinken Xc


It's like the difference between "drink" and "drinks" in English.

trinken (to drink)
ich trinke
du trinkst
er trinkt
wir trinken
ihr trinkt
sie trinken



Wir trinken Wasser "We are drinking the water"

Wir trinken das Wasser "We are drinking the water"

When do we drop the "the".

Wir trinken Milch Wir essen das Brot.


Your first sentence is incorrect. Wir trinken Wasser = We are drinking water (there is no "the") "The" isn't used all the time. Example, your last sentence would be translated as "We are drinking milk, we are eating 'the' bread", because you put "das" in front of "Brot".


Tired and hit the wrong key...


I have a challenge when to use certain verbs ....specifically eating and drinking is there a rule of thumb I'm missing?


I mean one of the options to the question asked had Wie!


wir trinken das wasser has a the in it


I was told in the last question that trinken is the Sie form of trinkt so i used trinkt this time and it told me to use trinken meaning the we is feminine? Im sorry im just having some trouble solving gender roles and neautralities.


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)


Is "Wir trinken den Wasser." correct for this problem?


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".


How do I know when to use trinkst, trinkten or trinkt?


EVEN though its for earning .-.


it's harder when we're not learning the verb tenses. also, tapping on the english word, we're shown 3 different translations assuming they're all correct


Is there a difference between drink and drinking?


No, the present tense in German works for the present continuous as well. Ich trinke is I drink and I am drinking.


Wasser trinken wir. accepted



I can't understand the difference between trinkt trinke trinkst and trinken can anyone


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.


Just a nagging thought, but why is it a double ss instead of an ß?


Bebemos is translated "we drink" Why add nosotros.... Espuede. Nosotr'A's


yeah i drinnk wate ryou dont have to tell me DUO!


Can't I have "Wir Wasser trinken"?


That's "We water are drinking"


The verb must be in the second position. You've put it at the end of the sentence, in the third position. For emphasis, you would be able to say „Wasser trinken wir”, but not „Wir Wasser trinken“.



technically you are saying 'we water to drink' In germany they would call it the infinitive, to us it would be what we find in the dictionary e.g. to drink, to eat etc..


Verbs conjugated for wir are identical to the infinitive. The correct answer does use trinken.



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