Please, I don't understand the difference between " is eating" and "eats". we can say "is eating" with one word? Then how and when do we say "eats" ?
German doesn't use progressive tense. German uses present tense for both progressive and indicative actions.
The distinction between the woman drinks and the woman is drinking doesn't exist in German. There's only one form: die Frau trinkt
I thought 'the woman is drinking coffee' and 'the woman drinks coffee' were translated the same way. According to this I am mistaken but I do not know where I have gone wrong. Can anyone help?
I'm guessing both were listed as possible answers. In that case, Duolingo wants you to choose both of them ("Mark ALL correct answers"). If you choose just one it's considered incorrect.
two right answers! man benutzt Präsens für die Zeiten im Englischen ^ simple present and present continious tense^
The 'wife' drinks coffee...is not correct? I don't understand why not? Can anyone help explain? 'Frau' is used for woman, lady, and wife, too?
It is translated "wife" if there is a possessive word before "woman". An few examples are: Eine Frau = A Woman, Die Frau = The Woman, Meine Frau = My Wife, Deine Frau = Your Wife, Seine Frau = His Wife. Hope this helps clear things up for you!
Why isn't "The woman drinks afternoon coffee." correct? "Afternoon coffee" is given as a translation for "Kaffee".
I have typed "the woman drinks coffee," at least 10 times. It says it is wrong but then shows what I typed as the answer.
You should click the little flag that says "my answer should be accepted". However, because Duo is a computer program, and not a human scorer, any variance from its correct answer will be marked incorrect. That includes typos, extra spaces, etc.
Why in kaffee the "e" sound stays the same. Most times it sounds like "a"?
The woman is drinking coffee and The woman drinks coffee in german is the same or not?