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Need "yo"?

The translation for, "You drink milk and I drink water" is "Tú bebes leche y yo bebo agua." But if you drop either pronoun, it is marked wrong with a "missing word." Can't tú and yo be left out if the verb made them clear? .

May 23, 2012

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ikey

strictly speaking you don't need to have 'yo' but in this case it is used to differentiate your preference as opposed to your friends, that is yo is used for emphasis, as indeed it would be in spoke English. You drink milk buy I (emphasised) drink water.

May 23, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/EdTech

Thanks. Shouldn't I have gotten a woot instead of a fail?

May 23, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/ikey

It is an automated response, you could leave them feedback though

May 23, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Resonance2001

❤❤❤❤ is right. When you get further on in the course, you can leave them out. At least, that's my experience. I think it may be wanting you to remember and practise the subject pronouns first before you start dropping them. That way, it's easier than dropping them first then learning them afterwards. At least, that's my opinion.

May 28, 2012
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