"We drink milk."
Translation:Wir trinken Milch.
because in German, when you have a direct object, you have to decline the article
What does "decline" the article mean? I admit, I find it very frustrating that sometimes, within the same lesson, I am asked the translate the same sentence more than once and sometimes "das Milch" is correct and sometimes using "das" gets one of my hearts taken away. Is there a rule of thumb for when I should use das or not? Same think with Brot. I'm starting to hate bread and milk.
das, die, der, den all mean the in different forms. This doesn't say we drink the milk, it says We drink Milk. The word simply is not there.
The rule of thumb is if you see "the" in the english sentence you put "der fie or das"
Because the ending "t" is what you would use for he/she. The ending "en" is for we.
Deep learning is the best . try to repeat the same lesson many times for many days and pretend you're looking for more xp. it's funny and worthy. When you answer all the questions correctly without thinking move on to thz next. the day after come back to the previous lesson before starting the new one.
I do the same =) and it really helps .. I actually do that when I lose a heart hehe so I repeat the lesson without losing any ^^
Because with "wir" you use the "en" ending. Wir trinken Milch. Sie trinkt Milch.
That last example would be "She drinks milk" If you are using sie as they, it would be Sie trinken Milch. The en ending is for all plural nouns, not just wir. ;)
Why do the lessons not explain the grammar before testing you. With German grammar is very important. In other phrases eg wir trinken das Wasser Wasser is a direct object so why is das used there but not in this test ?
Articles aren't used for every direct object. They are used if the person writing the sentence decides to add them.
You don't just add articles before every noun. If the English sentence doesn't have an article, don't put one in the German sentence.
you would put an article if the english sentence was" i drink the milk" not" i drink milk"
Why this sentence "Wir trinken Milch" means "We drink milk" and "We are drinking milk" as well...Can't understand...
Because the one present tense you just used in German takes the role of the two present tenses you just used in English.
You can't use it because A.) the English "the" is not in the sentence to be translated and, B.) because Milch is a feminine noun and would not use den in the accusative case. Only masculine nouns change in accusative case and use the word "den" instead of "der".
Articles aren't just hiding in every sentence. Check the English sentence. If it says "We drink 'the' milk" put the article in the German one. If it says "We drink milk" don't add the article.
If trinkt is used for she/he and trinken for we the is trinke only used in context with I?
Trinke is singular. Trinken is plural. Therefore, when it is used with wir, it is trinken, not trinke.
Trinke is for first person, as in Ich trinke Milch, trinkt is for he/she or other singular nouns, and trinken is for plural nouns.
This is driving me insane Why isnt Wir trinkt milch right? And whats the difference between wir trinken and wir trinkt
Trinken is plural, trinkt is singular. So you would say Wir trinken- we drink. ;)
"Wir trinkt" is not correct, that's the difference. And here is why: "Trinkt" is not the conjugated form of the verb "trinken" that you use with Wir. It's "Wir trinken".