what is the difference between Bevi and Bevete
I just got to this lesson and they both mean the same thing from what it is telling me.... Can someone explain the difference?
Italian distinctly separates out you singular from you plural. In American English this can be done with you versus all of you (or all you all/all y'all down South). Note: it can be done, it just isn't done as often. English typically uses you for both one person, and a whole bunch of people. But, in Italian they are always seperated. So tu bevi is you (just one person) drink. While voi bevete is all of you (a whole group) drink.
http://www.wordreference.com/conj/ItVerbs.aspx?v=bere has the conjugation of the verb bere (to drink).
Io bevo - I drink
Tu bevi - you singular drink
Lui/lei beve - he/she drinks
Noi beviamo - we drink
Voi bevete - all of you drink
Loro bevono - they drink
To summarise AernJardos perfect answer;
Bevi is saying 'you drink' to a single person, whereas Bevete is saying 'You (all) drink' to a crowd, :)