"You drink tea."
Translation:Tu bevi il tè.
Same. You take tea, you drink tea, o dont think it really matters to the app creators anymore. I'm researching other apps and programs to assist my learning. Duolingo is great but it does a very poor job of explaining proper usage
why is it 'il tè' not simply 'tè' as the scentence is 'you drink tea' not 'you drink the tea'
It depends on the sentence structure. Many sentences will have the "the" before the indirect object. Tu(subject) bevi(verb) il(Adjective) te(indirect object). It's the same thing in Spanish.
Isn't "te" the direct (not indirect) object? There isn't an indirect object in this sentence.
That is correct. Pronouns are completely optional in the Italian language, and are normally used for emphasis purposes.
I said, bevi t'e, and the answer came up , beve t'e, the question was,' you drink tea' ,I did not know which ,you, it referred to, so I put the singular 'you' but it came back as the 'he/she/it thing ?
It would then have to be voi bevete te. Perhaps you forgot to make the verb plural?
Why is it il te for tea, and the previous statement only zucchero and not lo zucchero for sugar?
Why it is "lo zucchero" instead of "il zucchero" becuz 'il' used in musculine. And there is no meaning of lo.
There is two definitives for masculine singular, which is il and lo. Mostly we use il, but lo is used for some cases. One of them is if the noun started with Z. (Lo zaino, lo zucchero, etc). Check the internet for further infos.
Because of the ZU letters with which the word zucchero starts. Z in combination with some letters, and also X snd such letters turns the il into a lo (lo zio, lo zaino..)
I put 'beva il tè' which should be accepted, because it's with 'Lei'. Voi should also be accepted :/
I accidentaly write "beve tè" and they said I am correct. Shouldn't it "bevete" that gets the excuse?
I put 'Tu bevi tee' and it was marked as correct with correction 'You have a typo.' and correct answer is 'Tu bevi the.' xD
I had the correct translation but it was marked wrong because I had used the wrong word. i DON' SEE WHERE BECAUSE BOTH answers were the same.