"The man drinks milk."
Translation:Der Mann trinkt Milch.
- she/he/it (sie/er/es) : trinkt, isst
- Du trinkst, isst
- Ich : trinke, esse. its easier for me to remember that mostly ich verb ended by 'e' du verb ended by 'st' sie/er/es verb ended by 't'
Then what about trinken? What is used with Ihr? Please tell me the logic behind all this. Hope you will help me
- ich trink-e
- du trink-st
- er/sie (= she)/es trink-t
- wir trink-en
- ihr trink-t
- sie (= they)/Sie (formal “you”) trink-en
If you remember that order, the suffix's mak e, st, t, en, t, en (es ten ten)
Having so much trouble differentiating between 'trinkst' 'trinkt' and 'isst' and 'esse'
It's pretty easy. Esse is the conjugation for ich and isst is the conjugation for sie and er. Trinkst is the cokugation for du.
When a masculine noun is the subject of a sentence, the definite article will be der. (Nominativ) When a masculine noun is the direct object of a sentence, the definite article will be den. (Accusativ)
Der is masculine. Das is neutral. Die is feminine. It has to be der because "Mann" is masculine, not neutral nor feminine.
Trinkt applies third person singular and second person plural. Trinkst applies to second person singular. You can remember that there's an s in trinkst by Second perSon Singular. Hope that helped!
They are different versions of the word "the", based on what grammatical gender is assigned to the noun they're attached to. You just have to memorize which one to use with with words.