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Why is that bebo means you drink,and bebes means babies when you are on Duolingo?

I searched on the Google Translate to see what does bebe mean an it says it means: baby So what i don't understand is why a trusted translation from Google different to Duolingo

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Adina_atl

Bebe means he/she/it/you(formal) drink. Bebé (with the accent over the second E) means baby. Bebes means you (informal) drink, while bebés means babies. Similarly Él means "he" while El means "the". This is one reason why Duolingo will remind you to pay attention to the accent marks. '

El bebé -- the baby. Él bebe -- he drinks.

At least in Spanish they have the accent to tell the difference. In English "bear" means both to carry and a large land animal. And why is "read" both present tense and past tense for the verb, with different pronunciations but the same spelling?

P.S. Don't trust Google translate too much. It can be useful for getting the gist of something, but it can also lead you astray. I used to use it on emails from a guy named Leo, whose name Google insisted was "I read" since that's what Leo means in Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tinnmel
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You have a flaw in your question. A trusted translation from Google.......Google translations are not trusted, they are sometimes right, but sometimes they are only close or even way off. Aside from that, Michaelsbtn is right. Bebé with the accent means baby. Beber means to drink and is conjugated as yo bebo, tú bebes, él y ella y usted bebe, ellos y ellas y ustedes beben, and nosotros bebemos.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Joke of the day ==> "trusted translation from Google" ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MusingThoughts

Haha, no seriously Google Translate never works for me

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ranaamarilla
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"Tú bebes" means "You drink"
"Bebé" means "Baby"
"Bebés" means "Babies"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

"Bebes jugo" also means "you drink juice" even if there isn't a "tú." "Babies juice" makes sense only in a gross sort of way, so "you drink juice" is more reasonable.

English has multi-meaning words too, but we get by on context. Same with Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ciahearts

does anybody know how to explain these words in your simplest form for Spanish to english?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/danarst

bebé means baby.

bebe without accent means he drinks, she drinks, or you drink (when you talk to a respectable person).

Tú bebes means you drink (when you talk to a person who is a friend or family)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Klgregonis
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and bebés means babies.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bell_wv

And you're a beast.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Michaelsbtn
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bebes as a verb means you drink. as a noun it means babies and should include the diacritic (accent above the letter) é in it bebés.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ciahearts

Thank you for your comments it really helped alot.

3 years ago