https://www.duolingo.com/mwhel

"Boys drink water."

December 31, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/mwhel

The question didn't have a definite article but the answer requires one? Weird.

December 31, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/forresti

i agree.

January 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/saskiaread

In Italian you still need to use the definite article when making generalisations

January 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mbescos

I'm Spanish native speaker and it's the same in Spanish (both are latin languages and gramatically very similar): all nouns require the article when making a sentence, no matter if there's an article in the original English sentence (I can think of only very few exceptions).

January 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/douglas_om
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In portuguese if you say "meninos bebem √°gua" (boys drink water) it's a valid sentence. It means the same it's meant in english, which is, boys, in general, drink water.

January 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vlt
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I agree

January 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jeslam1

Is there a reason why??

January 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kfarrel3

Oh good, I thought it was just me.

January 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zock

I'm also curious why.

January 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/logictian

I am learning all the Euro languages it has to offer on duolingo, and it started to confuse me after a while... but it's fun, considering it's a new way to explore my brain potential...

January 26, 2013
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