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"Non, tu bois l'eau."

December 24, 2012

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DancingWaffles

I think that would be "Tu ne bois pas l'eau" @Mariooooooo

December 24, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/orrd

That means "you don't drink the water." That means something entirely different than saying "no, you drink the water."

January 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DancingWaffles

Sorry, I really should've put this in reply to Mariooooooo rather than just mentioning their name at the end of the message. They asked "How would you say, 'you don't drink the water?'" Sorry about the confusion. :)

January 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/omgidk

bois is drink why would it translate to eat?

January 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Ramognino

This is an "oops" by the duolingo website. Boire does not mean to eat.

January 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Steelwing

Another correct answer: "No, you are eating the water." No, I don't think so duolingo...no one ever eats water.

January 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Mariooooooo

Does this also mean you don't drink the water? How would you say, 'you don't drink the water?'

December 24, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/whitehe

No, this just means "No, you are drinking the water". To say "You don't drink the water" you would say "Tu ne bois pas d'eau" (After a negative (ne.....pas) you must use 'de' not 'le/la/les')

January 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ppff

Here it's "Non, tu bois l'eau" so the negative form would be "Non, tu ne bois pas l'eau". There isn't always "de" after a negative form! "Tu bois l'eau" probably refers to a specific glass of water here. Saying "tu ne bois pas d'eau" would mean the person shouldn't drink water at all, whether it in the glass or not.

January 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/solehah

i heard je bois

January 30, 2013
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