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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mariooooooo

"Non, tu bois l'eau."

December 24, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DancingWaffles

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/orrd

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/omgidk

bois is drink why would it translate to eat?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ramognino

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/artKarolina

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mariooooooo

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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')


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.

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