i am not able to understand when to use trinkt or trinke
I am trying to figure out how your answer is earlier than the question. Hi again Pentaan!
It's e - st - t / en - t - en
I guess, someone will have a table with the conjucation endings to post it :-)
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It's simply verb conjugation. English has it, too.
In English, when we are talking about ourselves, we would say "I drink;" when we are talking about he/she/it, we would say "He/she/it drinks." The extra s is the product of conjugating the verb.
The same goes for German. For "I drink," the conjugation is trinke; for "He/she/it drinks," the sentence would be "Er/sie/es trinkt."
Most verbs follow that rule.