"Your brother drinks water."
Translation:Tu hermano bebe agua.
What is the difference between "Tu" and "Tú"? Is one formal and the other formal or does it depend on the object?
Tú means "you" and is informal. Tu is the posessive of this, and means "your" (also informal). Their formal counterparts are, respectively, usted and su.
I have one question. When do I include definite articles? For example, I translated the sentence to "Tu hermano bebe EL agua." When are definite articles appropriate? I had thought a rule of them was overuse instead of underuse them.
When you say "bebe EL agua", you mean a specific water, while if you say "bebe agua" you mean water in general, although in the case of water, it is correct in most countries to say "Bebe el agua"
"Tus hermanos beben agua." Pluralize it to match the other word going plural.
The English sentence DL is stating is a, singular, brother, so simply 'tu hermano bebe' is correct for DL. The plural form I used was not acceptable in this instance but meant as an example of what is would look like when 'tus' is used in answer to Jontona's question.
beacuse here objective is your brother so it is "he" that means "tu hermano bebe" or "el bebe" it is supposed to be.
Why can't I use "Usted hermano bebe agua?" What's the difference between Usted and Tu?
Tu/su is used before a noun to show possession.
Tuyo/suyo is used on it's own to show possession.
It's best understood with examples I think.
Es tu perro. It is your dog.
El perro es tuyo. The dog is yours.
i used "Su" i got it correct. But i not know the difference between "Tu," "Tus," "Su," and "Sus"
It seems like some guy is saying: "YOUR BROTHER DRINKS WATER!??!?!?!?!?!?! THAT'S A CRIME!"
isn't the adjective is after from the noun like " hermano tus bebe agua". it is supposed be like that as i learned from duolingo so far
In places where vos is used instead of tú (like Argentina), tu/tuyo/te are used to represent vos in their respective places.
Or, in other words, vos replaces tú and ti.
Tu amigo. El amigo es tuyo. Te quiero.
Vos sos amable. Gracias a vos.
"El hermano de ustedes bebe agua" it told me that this was the sentence i had to use and i got it wrong, would you really say it like that?