Dang it! I put pork instead of chicken! Its way past my bedtime...I need some sleep...
And I dont get it, it always sounds like EL whatever they say, EL, ELS, ELLE, ELLES. Its so crazy it sounds always the same, how in the name of god you know which of them it means?????
You distinguish elles from elle by the conjugation used. "elles" does not "mange".
I have this kind of confusion too. Still a bit confusing.. gotta train that ear
I know this has little to do with the question, but what on Earth is the diffence between mange manger manges and so on? I'm always getting things wrong because i have no clue.
I eat. · · · · · · · · · · He eats. · · · · · · · They eat.
Je mange. · · · · · Il mange. · · · · · · Ils / Elles mangent.
1st Pers Sing · · · 3rd Pers Sing · · · 3rd Pers Plu
· Inflection · The change in the form of a word (in English, usually the addition of endings) to mark such distinctions as tense, person, number, gender, mood, voice, and case · www.britannica.com/topic/inflection ·
· Conjugation · the variation of the form of a verb in an inflected language, by which are identified the voice, mood, tense, number, and person. · en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/conjugation ·
· Person · first person is that which includes the speaker, namely, "I", "we", "me", and "us", second person is the person or people spoken to, literally, "you", and third person includes all that is not listed above · en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammatical_person ·
A gracious hostess, the daughter entertaining the gathering of her own family and the family of her aunt and uncle, suggested an appetizer. The visiting cousin, the guest niece of the hosting parents, gave 6 responses to her hosting cousin's following invitation:
Q · Would we all like to try some home crafted cheeses?
A1S · referring to herself:
A1S · I eat cheese, always. · Je mange du fromage, toujours · [ 1st pers sing ]
A1P · referring to her sister and herself:
A1P · We eat cheese, often. · Nous mangeons du fromage, souvent. · [ 1st pers plur ]
A2S · referring back to her cousin, the hosting niece:
A2S · You eat cheese, slowly. · Tu manges du fromage, lentement. · [ 2nd pers sing ]
A2P · referring to the cousin's family household:
A2P · You eat cheese, gladly. · Vous mangez du fromage, volontiers. · [ 2nd pers plur ]
A3S · referring to her brother:
A3S · He eats cheese, rarely. · Il mange du fromage, rarement. · [ 3rd pers sing ]
A3P · referring to her parents:
A3P · They eat cheese, frequently. · Ils mangent du fromage, fréquemment. · [ 3rd pers plur ]
They are all different tenses. For example manger is the infinitive which can change to mange and manges duento who it is directed at like "je mange" is I eat and "tu manges" is YOU eat. So it depends
when I type in Elles mangent du poisson et du poulet, the computer says I am correct?
I believe it accepts both "Elles mangent" and "Elle mange" because in this case we cannot tell which variation is correct
If you tried option 1 ('Elle mange du poisson') and got it wrong, you might as well have gotten confused with the meanings of the 2 words 'poisson' and 'poulet'. 'Poulet' means chicken, 'Poisson' means fish.
The hover hints have probably been typed wrong. I looked it up on the Web, and it means 'OF'. You're close!
Can someone tell me why it is 'du' here instead of 'le poisson et le poulet.' ?
guys is it not weird that you get progress when you click " can't speak now"?
Is the literal translation not, "She eats of chicken and of fish? Why is there a "du" before the chicken and fish?