Translation:He is drinking beer, because he is unhappy.
Jesus Duolingo, you went from 0 to 100 real quick with these problems. Went from translating ugly, dancing babies to depressed alcoholics in one lesson.
One sentence is about how Adam and Sofia are working in an office. The next is about unhappy alcoholics. I see how it is...
He doesn't drink a beer because he's sad. He drinks a beer because it's karaoke night at the bar, beers are ½ off, and he's trying to work up the courage to sing Céline Dion's "That's The Way It Is".
Sheesh! Duolingo can be so negative (and judgemental) sometimes.
Potentially stupid question: "he drinks beer because he is sad" and "he is drinking beer because he is sad" are both accepted answers. However, as a native English speaker I infer different things about the man from the tense/aspect combination: first, he's a depressed alcoholic; second: he's had a bad day. Does Esperanto have a mechanism to make this distinction or is it all about context?
There are only two kinds of stupid questions.
- The question you didn't ask.
- The question asked in the same thread right above yours.
Yours is not a stupid question.
It's all about context. Context can include clarifying words.
- Kial li drinkas ĉiutage?
Kial li estas malfeliĉa?
- li estas malfeliĉa ĉar li havis malbonan tagon; li trinkas ĉar li estas malfeliĉa;
- li estas malfeliĉa ĉar lian katon forpasis 10 jaroj antaŭ en stranga kuirejo akcidento; li trinkas ĉar li estas (ankaŭ) malfeliĉa.
Report it using the report a problem button and see if it gets added as an alternative.
Why is it bieron and not bier? This n at the end occurred in other sentences as well, but I didn't get it... Why does it have to be there?
In Esperanto, every noun ends with an -o, the -n gets placed at the end of a word if it's accusative. I recommend to take a look at the duolingo website (also accessible on the phone), you can find tips and explenations about the grammar there when clicking on the little light bulb. You don't have this function when you use the app. I hope this helped
Please select beter sentances. Ugly baby and drinking because of sadnes is not good references for mankind
But, accurate. Many people don't think babies are cute, and for many folks, life is merely a prison sentence and (not that it is a good way to cope) alcohol helps numb them enough to get through another day.