507 – Drink, Drank, Drunk, Drunken, and More!


Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English. I hope everyone is having a good week. I’ve had a pretty good week here in the Big Apple, despite the fact that the weather is terrible. After a few days of spring-like weather, the temperature was down to about 10° Celsius this morning, that’s about 50°F. it feels more like the end of March then the end of May. Man I can’t wait for the summer to start. The forecast said it’s supposed to be nice this weekend, and that’s good because I’m planning to drive to New Jersey on Saturday. There’s a big Japanese market there, and I’m going to go to pick up some Japanese sake, sometimes pronounced as “sah-key” in English, and it’s also known as ni-hon-shu in Japanese. I guess you could say it’s Japan’s national drink. National alcoholic drink that is, and that brings us to the topic of today’s English lesson.

Drink is an irregular verb, and I know that sometimes people get confused using the three forms of that verb which are drink, drank, and drunk. There’s also an adjective form, which is drunken. Of course, we can also use the past participle, drunk, as an adjective. For today’s English lesson we’re going to take a look at all four of those words. So, sit back, relax, pour your self a cold one, and let’s check out this vocabulary.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details.

  • I drink two cups of coffee every morning.
  • Jack drinks beer, but not wine or spirits.
  • In the hot weather, it’s good to drink a lot of water.
  • I drank two cups of coffee this morning.
  • Jack drank a lot of beer last night.
  • We drank a lot of water because it was so hot.
  • I haven’t drunk any coffee since this morning.
  • Jack hasn’t drunk whiskey since he was in college.
  • Have you drunk all of the bottled water? The fridge is empty.
  • Jack was very drunk last night and fell asleep early.
  • Jane said she easily gets drunk, so she never drinks alcohol.
  • There were some drunken sports fans on the train tonight.
  • A group of drunken college kids were hanging out in the park.
  • The sports fans were drunk and making noise. Not, the sports fans were drunken…
  • A group of college kids in the park seemed pretty drunk.
  • He’s a big drinker or she’s a big drinker.
  • He’s not (such) a big drinker or she’s not (such) a big drinker.
  • Pour your self a cold one.
  • Hey! Let’s have a cold one.

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