"You drink the water."

Translation:Tu bevi l'acqua.

July 16, 2013



Beve is for the third person. Lui beve or Lei beve. He drinks or She drinks.

July 16, 2013


Note that Lei means "you" in polite address (akin to usted but used less often). The word for "she" is lei with a lowercase l.


April 20, 2019, 1:22 PM


Why not tu Bevi acqua?

September 8, 2013


Because in Italian in the majority of cases you have to put the article. Here it sounds strange to me Italian speaker

October 30, 2017


You can write 'bevi acqua' as well.

September 8, 2013


I don't know if this is too late but saying "bevi acqua" it means "you drink water", you need to add the article "the" for water which would be "l'"

Bevi l'aqcua = You drink the water.

September 28, 2018


Se dice tambien, pero se oye feo ;)

July 1, 2014


Why is the article needed here?

March 31, 2014


In italian you use the article more often than in English: almost everytime you see a noun, there will be the article too. You can also say "Tu bevi acqua", but it's far less used and actually sounds quite weird for me, as a native speaker.

October 27, 2015


what's wrong with: Tu beve l'acqua

July 16, 2013


Beve is tird person. Io Bevo Tu Bevi Lui/lei Beve Noi Beviamo Voi Bevete Loro Bevono


December 23, 2013



February 21, 2014


It's subject-verb agreement. Similar to you is vs you are

December 21, 2013


The right is 'bevi'.

>> Tu bevi l'acqua.

Did not you see the right spelling after you error's gotten up?

August 14, 2013


Tu bevi l'acqua

January 15, 2016


There are multiple correct answers/translations, such as "tu bevi l'acqua" "tu bevi acqua" "tu bevi dell'acqua"

December 18, 2013


Why is "l'acqua" rather then "il acqua"

August 25, 2016


Because acqua is feminine

October 30, 2017


There is that thumb rule in Italian, if the word has an a at the end it is always feminine, and because there is an a at the start of the word you write l'acqua

March 30, 2019


No matter the gender, a word always takes l' if it starts with a vowel.

il ragazzo
lo spaghetto
la fettuccia


April 20, 2019, 1:32 PM


What is the difference between bevi, bevo, beve

May 30, 2014


Bevi=you drink Bevo= I drink Beve= he/she/it drinks

July 15, 2014


These are the Verb Bere (To drink) conjugated. Tip: https://www.italian-verbs.com/italian-verbs/conjugation.php?parola=bere

January 21, 2019


The articles and .verbs are.dificult for mi

June 6, 2014


I realized my mistake when I answer "Voi beve l' acqua" but when it shows the correct answer it says "Lei beve l' acqua". Why?

January 11, 2015


You were shown that answer because it's closest to what you put while still being accepted. The correct answers should be:

(Tu) bevi l'acqua.
(Lei) beve l'acqua.
(Voi) bevete l'acqua.

Lei (capital L, always) is a form of polite address similar to usted in Spanish or vous in French.


April 20, 2019, 1:36 PM


What's the difference between la acqua and l'acqua

January 24, 2015


L'acqua is correct. It rolls off the tongue better.

April 20, 2019, 1:37 PM


I used "ti" instead of "tu" and it was marked wrong. I fail to understand why.

May 24, 2016


Ti is a separate word, as in the you in "I love you" or "The doctor will see you now". It cannot be used as a subject, only as an object.


April 20, 2019, 1:40 PM


Why "bevi" there? What is the wrong with using "bevo".And when yo use "bevo"

March 5, 2018


It's a matter of conjugation, like drink vs drinks in English.

bere (to drink)
io bevo
tu bevi
lui beve
noi beviamo
voi bevete
loro bevono

This way, you can leave out the subject of a sentence and still be understood.

Bevo l'acqua.
I drink water.

Bevi l'acqua.
You drink water.

Beve l'acqua.
(S)he drinks water.


April 20, 2019, 1:44 PM


Io bevo, tu bevi ...etc

October 31, 2018


why " il acqua" is wrong answer ? :-/

June 18, 2014


"Acqua" begins with a vowel. When there is a word like that you combine "il" and whatever the word is. For example, the egg - "il uovo" is incorrect. "l'uovo" is correct.

June 30, 2014


Masculine articles: Definites IL, LO - Singular GLI - Plural Indefinites Un, Uno

Feminine articles: Definites LA - Singular LE - Plural Indefinites Una

When a word begins with a vowel, it is possible to cut the final vowel of the article.
E.g: La amica - > L'amica Lo uovo -> L'uovo

You can cut only when the article ends with a vowel and the word begins with a vowel.

Pay attention to "un", "uno", "una". Due to the existence of "Un", which is masculine, you are not supposed to cut the final vowel when the word begins with a vowel. Eg:

"Un uomo" and not "un' uomo". You use "uno" when the word doesn't begin with a vowel Eg

"Uno stadio"

Instead, when you are talkin' about a feminine noun, you can cut the last vowel of the article. Eg. "Una ora", can be written as "Un'ora"

It depends on You. Usually, we cut the vowels, because "uno uomo" or "uno amore" is ugly to hear. Also it was used in the middle ages. For any info, you can visit this site:


which is the official italian language academy.

Sorry for the long message, but it's hard to explain certain rules ;)

July 1, 2014


Çok teşeşekkürler

August 15, 2018


thanks :)

July 5, 2014


What's the difference if you say "Tu bevi lacqua" instead of "bevi l'acqua?" What's the difference with Tu and without it?

December 30, 2014


No difference at all. "Io/tu/egli (ella/lui/lei)/noi/voi/essi (loro)" can always be expressed or not, except when the subject of the sentence is not clear. Eg: "Sono un disastro" can be translated both as "I am a disaster" and "They are a disaster". To be clearer, you can add the pronouns "io" or "loro/essi".

October 27, 2015


why not Tu bevi la acqua? acqua is feminine isn't it?

March 13, 2015


Because it's same you are and you're ,la acqua and l'acqua it is like

March 27, 2019


Except l'acqua is mandatory, while "you're" is not.

April 20, 2019, 1:37 PM


You could apply to Noi or Voi. The answer should apply for both cases...

August 3, 2015


One of my favorite italian senteces

December 20, 2015


Means in Turkish the sentense construction is like English ..am i right ?

August 15, 2018


Would 'bevi l'acqua' be correct here?

October 14, 2018
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