"You are drinking a coffee."

Translation:Tu bois un café.

March 27, 2018



Duo didn't accept "Vous buvez un café." Pretty sure this is correct. Am I wrong?

March 27, 2018


You are correct. It is now accepted. Thank you for the comment and/or report.

March 27, 2018


didn't work for me just now

January 18, 2019


Why is the app marking Tu boit un cafe as wrong?

May 12, 2018


Because "boit" is not the proper conjugation. It's "bois".

May 12, 2018


Thank you for the correction. Wow, It was 4 am when I answered it, I guess that isn't a good time for learning french. Have a great day !

May 12, 2018


Because it's tu bois.

May 15, 2018


Why is "être en train de" taught in the notes but not used in the exercises? Is it because I'm still on level 1?

December 17, 2018


Why is vous bois un cafe wrong?

April 10, 2018



  • Vous buvez un café.
April 10, 2018


On the app it actually does not accept bois as the verb ans asks for prends...

April 12, 2018


Duolingo, it would be fab if you could also give the "vous buvez un café" option as an swear in the discussion

June 6, 2018


I'm having a lot of trouble learning the verb conjugations on some of these lessons. Is there an additional supplement that I'm missing which gives more information? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

June 7, 2018


There is no supplement for conjugations in Duolingo. You will have to learn them on your own. It's just a part of learning a new language. There are many resources online that can help you with conjugations. For example, word reference.

Duolingo is essentially a language learning tool where you shouldn't be bogged down with learning grammar. It should ideally teach you conjugations by looking at their patterns, but it's mostly not enough. So we also must look at other learning resources.

June 7, 2018


how do you know which way the accent goes

August 17, 2018


It's spelling. You learn how a word is spelled, then you'll know. "Coffee" in French is spelled c-a-f-é. "Father" in French is spelled p-è-r-e. You can try to learn by treating "é" and "è" as different letters, if that helps.

August 17, 2018


Can it be tu bois café, does french require articles before every noun?

December 26, 2018


No, it cannot be that. And French requires a determinant before a noun: whether an article, a possessive word, a number, or a preposition. As long as the noun doesn't stand alone.

December 26, 2018


This might sound like a silly question but how are ‘bois’ and ‘boit’ used? As in, is one only used when talking about other people and the other about yourself? I’m just getting back into learning french and I’m struggling a bit with this. Thanks in advance! ~ :)

January 11, 2019


It’s verb conjugation. This is how the verb “boire” is conjugated:

  • je bois = I drink
  • tu bois = you drink
  • il/elle boit = he/she drinks
  • nous buvons = we drink
  • vous buvez = you drink
  • ils/elles boivent = they drink
January 12, 2019


Isn't it supposed to be You are drinking coffee.

February 12, 2019


"Un café" or "a coffee" is understood to be a vessel or container with coffee, for example, a cup of coffee. With "you are drinking coffee" you would use the partitive "du" and not the indefinite article "un".

February 15, 2019
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