https://www.duolingo.com/ankitha77426

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i am not able to understand when to use trinkt or trinke

October 24, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan

Please, read the grammar "Tips and notes" in Duolingo's web version www.duolingo.com
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For "trinke, trinkt etc" go to
https://www.duolingo.com/skill/de/Basics-1

October 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/slamRN

I am trying to figure out how your answer is earlier than the question. Hi again Pentaan!

October 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ThorusCrusius

It's e - st - t / en - t - en

trinken

ich trink-e

du trink-st

er/sie/es trink-t

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wir trink-en

ihr trink-t

sie trink-en


gehen

ich gehe

tu gehst

er/sie/es geht

wir gehen

ihr geht

sie gehen

I guess, someone will have a table with the conjucation endings to post it :-)

October 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/slamRN

It is really nice that Duo has so many native German speakers who go out of their way to help German learners. Thanks for helping even the new beginners. You guys helped me, and still do. Have a Lingot.

October 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Elias204354

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.

October 24, 2017
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