"We drink water."
Translation:Wir trinken Wasser.
I put 'Wir trinken das Wasser' for my answer - would this mean 'We are drinking the water'?
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.
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".
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..
the last question said the same thing and it was trinkt and now i answer this one and its trinken Xc
I have a challenge when to use certain verbs ....specifically eating and drinking is there a rule of thumb I'm missing?
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)
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".
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