"Ich trinke Milch."

Translation:I am drinking milk.

March 18, 2013

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Can this also be translated: "I am drinking Milk." ? Or is that: "Ich trinkst Milch."?

March 18, 2013


Ich trinke Milch is both "I drink milk" and "I am drinking milk". "trinkst" goes with "du" (you).

March 18, 2013


Okay.. so trinkt and trinkst and trinke are basically the same no? If not what is the difference and how do you use them differently?

January 5, 2014


No, they're not the same. Learn/know your conjugations. For "trinken" in present tense they are:

Ich trinke

Du trinkst

Er/Sie/Es trinkt

Wir trinken

Ihr trinkt

Sie trinken

January 6, 2014


Why "the girl" is written as "das mädchen" in german ?? In my view girl being feminine, so "die" must be used ...please clarift

February 7, 2014


Well, Mädchen is indeed neuter; das Mädchen. Don't know why. It just is.

February 7, 2014


"Das Mädchen" is a diminuitiv from "Die Magd" (= the maid). In German, diminuitivs are always neuter (for example: "Der Sessel" - "Das Sesselchen", "Die Mutter" - "Das Mutterchen/Mütterchen").

August 1, 2014
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