Could I please have some help distinguishing the pronunciation between "soep" and "sap" for some reason I can't hear it on these recordings.
If i wanted to specify apple juice/orange juice would i just say "appel sap/sinaasappel sap" Or would it be arranged another way? Just checking its not like, juice of apple or something haha
the audio sample made me believe they were eating cat
so I believed them since some sentences make you throw your disbelief overboard >.
okay, he's just having a really short "a" .. now that I heard it again, but the "s" is obvious and not a "t"
Dutch doesn't force you to use the present progressive tense to mark an ongoing activity.
You CAN say "Ik ben aan het drinken" to stress that right now, you are in the middle of doing it; but the present tense "Ik drink", "we drinken" etc. can be used and is used to express the same without the stress.
Besides that, the present tense also works like in English for general statements, e.g., what you habitually do: "Nee, ik drink nooit bier" (I never drink beer). So in Dutch you need more context to be sure which translation to choose, which is why Duo accepts both in this exercise:
We are drinking juice and eating cheese.
We drink juice and eat cheese.