"The girl drinks a tea."

Translation:La ragazza beve un tè.

July 19, 2013

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/shelbyp1995

"Drinks a tea" doesn't really make grammatical sense in english... you drink tea, or a cup of tea, not a tea.

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Eucalyptuss

Italian and English are not the same, though. Therefore, you mustn't compare them too much.

August 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/deniaridley

It's not a comparison. If we are to translate it needs to be correct in English first.

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DaniWhovian

They put the sentence in a "forced" english to show that in italy we say "un tè", which by the way is a cup of tea or some tea

February 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/EmilyJRobinson

There is a difference between "beve un te" and "beve te," and I think the sentence is weird here just so you know which translation they're shooting for.

December 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph897322

Well considering that there are many types of tea if makes a kind of sense.

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hugh29616

You definitely can't have "a tea" in British English. You can have a cuppa though, which would match the Italian syntax.

September 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ragazzambulante

Could you say "la ragazza prende un tè"? or would that be more like "having tea"? I just remember my Italian friends always talking about going out to "prendere un caffè".

July 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg

The question specifically wants "drink" so you can only use "beve".

July 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ragazzambulante

I understand that's what the question is asking for, but I'm talking more generally, outside of the exercise.

July 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg

I guess in casual converstation you would say "we are getting a cup of tea/coffee" like your friends said. :D

July 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/francesfra

I used raggaza and was marked wrong for not using bambina

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sikeryali

Ragazza, not raggaza.

And bambina is used for female child.

December 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SheungChiF

I have a juice LOL

August 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Caleb359358

meh

April 4, 2019
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