This is how to conjugate the present tense of the Dutch verb "drinken" ("to drink"):
- "Ik drink" = "I drink"
- "Jij drinkt" = "You drink"
- "U drinkt" = "You drink" (formal)
- "Hij/zij/het drinkt" = "He/she/it drinks"
- "Wij drinken" = "We drink"
- "Jullie drinken" = "You drink" (plural)
- "Zij drinken" = "They drink"
Thank you. So I can say u drinkt when speaking to several persons too…
In English (you drink), German (Sie trinken) and French (vous buvez), we also use the same pronoun, but with the plural conjugation of the verb (and only German using the 3rd person).
In Spanish, we also use the 3rd person, but it's différent in singular (usted bebe) and plural (ustedes beben).
It depends on the region and speaker. In some areas it's the same sound as in French and in others it's a rolled r. I think the rolled r is more common though but I don't know for certain since I'm a German and not Dutch native speaker. Maybe a Dutch native speaker can clarify it.