https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yrmahon

"Bevi il tè."

July 15, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yrmahon

Is this sentence the same for the imperative 'Drink the tea' and the descriptive 'You drink the tea'?

July 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ziggKogg

I believe so, you are telling someone to drink the tea; "you drink the tea."

July 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yrmahon

No, 'You drink the tea' is an indicative sentence, whereas 'Drink the tea' is an imperative. The former is a descriptive statement, the latter is a command. See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indicative http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperative_mood

July 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Viaggiatore

Your Italian sentence can be translated both ways. The polite imperative would be "Beva il vino."

July 15, 2013
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