Ik eet. - I eat Jij eet. -You eat (singular) Hij/Zij/ eet. - He/she eats We/Wij eten - We eat Jullie eten. - You eat (plural) Zij eten. - They eat
As you can see, all plural pronouns such as "we", "you all", and "they" Take on the conjugated form of the verb "eet" which is "eten"
The difference is used as you address different people.
Is there a difference between maaltijd and just maal? I believe they both mean "meal".
In Dutch the verbs are conjugated:
- Ik eet
- Jij eet
- Hij/zij/het eet
- U eet
- Wij eten
- Jullie eten
- Zij eten
In English this happens as well:
- I eat
- You eat
- He/she/it eats
- We eat
- They eat
I just started the course, so I might not be right, but:
Een maaltijd is a meal; lunch is a loan word (leenwoord) from English and is pretty much synonymous with middageten (literally, midday food).