"You eat an apple and you drink water."
Translation:Je eet een appel en je drinkt water.
That depends on the context. If you are pointing to person A with the apple and person B with the water, then jij…jij (so with emphasis). If it's about one person then it can be either jij…je or je…je, it depends if you want the emphasis on the person. It is odd/awkward to use jij more than once when referring to the same subject, because the emphasis has already been determined, so it's overkill to keep on emphasising the same subject. IT IS LIKE USING TOO MANY CAPS. ;)
Well, as I understand it there are 4 different words for you in Dutch: Je - singular you unstressed Jij - singluar you stressed U - singular you, formal Jullie - plural you To be more specific - Je is a typical usage in a normal conversation (most typical situation). Jij is used to emphasise the role of a person. U is used in official speech (it's like a bit like adding Sir in English) As I'm still more than newbie to the language, please someone verify this..
One important difference between Dutch and English is that Dutch uses different words for you (singular) and you (plural).
In other words, if you are talking to more than one person, you address them as you (plural).
English also used to do this: It had "thou" for singular and "you" for plural. But eventually "you" came to be used for both singular and plural.
Nice job finding a pattern, but please don't try to map Dutch onto English. In Dutch, the verb used here is drinken, to drink. It conjugates based on who's doing it, similarly but not identically to English:
- ik drink
- jij drinkt
- hij drinkt
- wij drinken
- jullie drinken
- zij drinken
English used to have something similar to this:
- I drink
- thou drinkst
- he drinks
- we drink
- ye drink
- they drink
The infinitive form is "drinken". That is also the form used for all three persons in the plural.
Remove the -en from the infinitive, and you get the first person (ik) form: drinken - en = drink.
A great many Dutch verbs (but not all) follow the above pattern.