I was surprised to see a sentence with तू so soon since it's only supposed to be used with people you're very close with.
The grammatical features of तू are easier to learn, considering the fact that they use the same verb endings as वह. This is why we thought तू would be easier to learn before तुम and आप! :)
I spoke with my colleague native Hindi speaker and he recommended me to stick with "aap" for "you" by default even with children and unknown beggars and the like
You can use tum with your friends. I would not recommend using tu at all though.
This ain't right. it should be "Tu kitni chai piti hai?" or "Tu kitna chai pita hai?"
Uhh you're right that does sound correct. My bad.
Is "Tu kitna chai pita hai?" wrong?
No. "तू कियनो चाय पीता है?" and "तू कितनो चाय पीती है?" are right, though.
Meant to say, yes, it's wrong. It has to be कितनी because चाय is feminine.
Also, typo in my first sentence - should be त, not य.
Shouldn't both be correct? The verb should agree with तू not with चाय because the subject is not blocked in any manner. So if तू is a girl, then पीती . If तू is a boy, then पीता .
Why not this translation "How many cups of tea do you drink?" was not accepted
In North America, Chai a type of tea, just like there is Green tea, Black tea, Roobios, and Chai. Can't we translate chai as Chai?
No, because chai translated to English is tea. It is tea.
What you are thinking of is cultural appropriation. What Americans call chai is really chai masala. Starbucks chai tea latte is a stupid name. They are basically saying tea tea latte. It sounds incredibly ignorant, especially for such a big company. But, many Americans eat it up, as they run around in yoga pants , sipping their chai tea lattes, saying namaste in a nasally tone of voice that sounds as if they're under the influence of opium, thinking they're the hippest thing around.
Go to India, ask for chai and you may get green tea, black tea, any kind of tea and not necessarily with the spices (masala). Chai is simply tea.
P.S. Before people decide to get all offended, I am American.