he drinks beer = "Il boit la bière". He drinks a beer = "Il boit une bière".
Une because bière is feminine.
"he drinks beer" would be "il boit de la bière," but at this stage you haven't gotten to "de la" yet. "il boit la bière" means "he drinks the beer"
I don't think so, really. Imagine going to a bar: you may ask "Please may I have a beer/lager/bitter"
How are you supposed to hear the difference between "Ils" and "II" and "boit" and "bois"??
"Il" and "Ils" sound identical. But by listening carefully to the verbs, you can figure out the pronouns. So "Il boit" (bwah) versus "Ils boivent" (bwavv). Similarly, "boit" and "bois" sound identical. So you have to hear the pronoun and know which of the conjugated verbs goes with which pronoun.
It is a question. Thus Does he drink a beer? Or He drinks a beer? The question mark is important here. In french the upgoing intonation at the end of the phrase tells it is a question.
How is this a question? Can someone please explain the framing of questions in French? Thanks in advance :)
The intonaton. Statements are flat or goes down at the end of the phrase. Questions rise at the end of the phrase.
In some cases the word order is reversed in questions, or include words as who, why, which one/s et cetera, but the most important feature ro recognise a question is the rise.