Er - He or it?
I want to know when it is a great time to use Er. One example: - Er ist trnkt wasser. It could be it is drinking water or He is drinking water. Any explaining?
- he = er
it = es
"He drinks water" = "Er trinkt Wasser"
- "It drinks water" = "Es trinkt Wasser"
If it's a human male, then its always "he". Apart from that, though, the pronoun substitutes a noun and therefore uses the gender of that noun.
- "Das Tier" (neuter) = "Es trinkt Wasser"
- "Der Hund" (masculine) = "Er trinkt Wasser"
First of all, German doesn't have a progressive tense - "trinkt" works for both "drinks" and "is drinking".
"Er" is the article for all masculine nouns; "sie" for all feminine nouns; "es" for all neuter nouns.
Since I assume you're talking a mann (der Mann), "er" is the pronoun you should use.
"Er" usually equals he. But because of the grammatical genders in German, it's also used for words that are assigned a male gender without being male in English, for example "Der Hund trinkt Wasser. Er trinkt Wasser." compared to "The dog drinks water. It drinks water."