Duolingo should have an option to pick American English or English English... chips...
how about American English, English or Canadian English, im tired of my spelling being marked wrong! colour is a word!
That is British English. Plus most of Canadian English takes British English spelling, while also accepting American English as possible alternatives
"elles mangent des frites" also is correct. I guess this is one of those verb conjugation pairs that sounds identical
I have difficulty hearing the different between fruits and frites. Any suggestions?
Frites is pronounced with "T" 'fr ee t' but fruits without "T" just 'froo ee'
I don't get it: when I say "I eat" it means "je mange" but how do i know when I say one of these: "mangez, mange,mangent,mangeons" for lets say "the man". I am really getting mixed up with this eating stuff.
You need to use different suffixes depending on the whether the subject is referred to in first, second or third person. That's the whole basis of the verb conjugations. The actual order would be:
Singular -- Plural
Je mange -- Nous mangeons
Tu manges -- Vous mangez
Il/elle mange -- ils/elles mangent
In case you're not directly referring to the subject as I or you (je, tu, or vous), the subject is considered third-person. So "the man" (le homme) would be third person, and you'd have to use the mange (s) or mangent (pl) form.
Though all the conjugations do sound almost exactly identical. If you're hearing them, you need to decide the conjugation based on the context.
Why does this question have "Des frites" While another has "Les Frites", when duo claims the one with "Les frites" means the same as "Des frites"?
It comes down to whether you are talking about those fries (les) or some fries (des)
So why does "les haricots et les carrottes" mean "beans and carrots"? (Getting this straight from a previous exercise.)
"Elle mange des frites" means that she is eating more than one bean. In English, there is no plural form for "a/one", but in French, the plural of "un" or "une" is "des". So, "des frites" is the plural form of "une frite".
"Beans and carrots" can translate to "les haricots et les carottes" or "des haricots et des carottes", as long as there is no context to specify whether the English fragment is the plural of "a bean and a carrot" or "beans and carrots in general".
If you are listening to someone saying the sentence you have to listen to the suffixes or articles.
French fries aren't french they are from belguim and by the way shout out post yay if you love duolingo
Seeing that I am learning French, it is kind of weird that the sentence says "French fries". I guess that it is not that weird, but I guess that it is mildly strange.
please tell me what is the difference of the sound between "elle mange" and "elles mangent"
nothing - they sound the same
What is the difference between "elle" and "elles?" Is "elle" sibgular for "she" and "elles" plural feminine for "they?" I am a tad bit confused.
Yes, elle is she (singular). Elles is they, referring to more than one female.
I was asked to translate "elle mange des frites" from French to English, answered "She eats fries" and was marked wrong. Why?
"Des" is the plural indefinite article that English does not have.
"Des" is the plural of "un/une" and it is required with the meaning of "more than one". Sometimes, you can translate "des" to "some", but more often than not "some + plural noun" will not back translate to "des + plural noun".
The male speaker pronounces the "mange" with an "e" at the end. The female speaker doesn't.