In Japan, we drink soup(any kind of) I've never used "I eat soup" in Japanese.
"Äter" is used for soup as well and implies the use of a spoon. "Dricker"is more appropriate if you drink it from a cup or glass
I've never heard anyone say "drinking soup" in any language. Soup is eaten, not drunk, especially when it contains solid pieces.
Very few countries say drink about soup. The only one I know of is turkey. Usually you eat soup.
There's even an "Edible soup" in Japan... Soup can be drunk! Not only be eaten.
I also think this way, but I remember typing "The man eats the soup" on this exact question gave me wrong answer.
Well, either you made an error or the system did. Regardless, you were thinking correctly. :)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't verbs in Swedish such as äter cover forms like "eat", "are eating", "does eat" etc? I typed the man does eat soup and it counted as wrong. Am I missing something?
Try not to go too complicated. "Does eat" implies contradiction or surprise, while äter is more neutral in meaning. Stick with either "eats" or "is eating" to be safe. [2019/05/08]