I only got this correct because it was a cube words choice. However, i would have said "la mujer está bebiendo jugo". I wonder if it would have been marked incorrect?
interesting issue, the sentence la mujer bebe jugo could be translated as a progrssive aspect or simple in english, depending on the context
La mujer es beber jugo. O La mujer bebe jugo.
Does each sentence really translate into the same sentence?
No. That would be like the woman is to drink juice. You can say bebe (drinks) or está bebiendo (is drinking). But notice than in Spanish the simple present (bebe) is used even when in English you'd use the continuous is drinking.
To clarify, "La mujer es beber jugo" is the sentence that Patricia830075 wrote, and Kas334864 pointed out that this sentence translates to "The woman is to drink juice."
Simple present tense in Spanish and English is bebe/drinks. Present Continuous in Spanish and English is está bebiendo/is drinking.
In Spanish, "Yo bebo agua" (I drink) is used for a permanent state (you ALWAYS drink water), as well as for an ongoing activity that is also intermittent (I drink water with my food/Bebo agua con mi comida). You can only say "Estoy bebiendo" (I am drinking) while you are actually drinking.
In English, "I am drinking" can be used for ongoing or intermittent, activities, as in "I am drinking hot chocolate during the winter." The English "I drink," on the other hand, is used for a permanent condition that may or may not be intermittent, as in "All animals drink water."
Apparently Duo basically teaches Latin American Spanish. It teaches ''carro'' and ''jugo'' rather than ''coche'' and ''zumo''.
The woman drinks juice!!!!! Not drinking; who made this app....so many mistakes
No, it's not a mistake. In Spanish this sentence can be translated either as a present action or as an ongoing progressive action. It's used here as an alternative to using esta bebiendo. You'll see a lot of this as you continue in the lessons.
I cannot stress enough how true this is. In every language, there is more than one way to say anything.