"The men drink beer."
Translation:Os homens bebem cerveja.
"Men drink beer" means men in general drink beer.
"The men drink beer" means some identified group is drinking.
Portuguese works the same way, with some exceptions.
Why is "Eles bebem cerveja" wrong? If Eles is a plural masculine pronoun - doesn't it suggest "The men are drinking beer"? Any clarification is much appreciated!
From "Homens bebem" you can infer "eles bebem". But from "eles bebem" you cannot infer "homens bebem". Becaus eles can be a group of men+women, or even animals or things.