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"Die Frau trinkt einen Tee."

March 23, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spacenavy90

Is is necessary to use einen? Couldn't you just say, "Die Frau trinkt Tee." That is what we say in english anyway.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lexht

Die Frau trinkt tea means that the woman drinks tea in general. "Die Frau trinkt einen Tee" means that right now she is drinking one (cup/serve of) tea. Like if you're at a restaurant and say "I'll have a tea". That's fairly typical in my experience.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/H.brehh

Wondering the same.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/siddhadeha

Usually they say either Woman or Lady will do,but now i'm tharwted,when i put lady it's no-go ??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dreamhag

Why einen? Is it tea masculine?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AgenTsi

Yes, der Tee is masculine.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slackermac

Shouldn't the "einen" be omitted? In English, we don't say "I drink a tea" or "She drinks a tea." We say "I drink tea."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/meowiyer

Also, this isn't English. So you need to be ready for a different sentence structure. In my experience, it's not advisable to translate directly from English in your head.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fezzent

forget English, if you keep comparing them you wont get anywhere

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