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Habitual vs. singular action

In the basic sections, the program always insists on translating verbs as habitual actions (e.g. comemos=we eat/ ellos beben=they drink) rather than the much more common singular action (we are eating, they are drinking). This is frustrating. Am I missing something here?

April 2, 2012

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

As you statedd comemos = we eat and ellos beben = they drink. to say "they are drinking" one would use the present progressive tense (ellos están bebiendo)

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