"Les filles mangent du pain."

Translation:The girls are eating bread.

January 6, 2013



I cannot hear the "mangent" it sounds like "mange" to me.

January 6, 2013


they sound the same in French, only the subject noun phrase or the pronoun's pronunciation will tell you whether it must be sing or plural (with regular verbs). Irregular verbs (est, sont etc) are easy to distinguish.

January 12, 2013


Oui il y a une erreur dans la prononciation. Il faut que Duo corrige ça. Car "les filles manger du pain" ce n'est pas français.

March 30, 2018


This sounded exactly like "Le fille mange du pain" to anyone else? How do you distinguish pluralization (audibly) without context?

January 10, 2013


In this case you can be sure it's plural because it's "fille" - girl. If it was singular it would be "La fille". Le fille is wrong.

March 7, 2013


Remember that when singular the 'le' is going to have a softer 'e' than if it is plural. A plural 'le', which is 'les' is going to sound like 'lay'; but, a singular 'le' is going to sound more 'lew'. At least that's what I listen for. Then, of course, if the 'les' is in front of a vowel, the 's' will ellide into the vowel and sound 'z'. rofl

January 11, 2013


les sounds like lay, le sounds more muffled, if it is multiple people, henry and thomas, mum and dad, a group of people etc. then it has the same form as they which is 'ent'

hope this helps :)

February 17, 2014


you will know if its la,le et les depending on the pronunciation.

la = la(literally la in english) le = lu (in english) les = lay

September 28, 2014


I wrote "bred" instead of "bread." facedesk.

September 21, 2013


When "du" must be used??

February 25, 2014


The speaker needs to be clearer with her n's and m's. I swear it sounds as if she's saying 'pomme' not 'pain'. Or, do I just need to make my ear a whole lot more discerning?

January 11, 2013


I head pomme too! But I went with pain because of the "du".

March 23, 2013


The 'm' sound is made in 'pomme' but the ending consonant is not pronounced in 'pain', as is usually the case with French words. Also, according to my native French teacher, the nasal sounds 'ain'/'aim' or 'on'/'om' etc. are pronounced the same way ie. there's no difference between 'm' and 'n'. (I'm presuming this would be different though for pomme vs. ponne, if such a word as ponne exists.)

French pronunciation is so difficult but I find it helps a lot more to be listening to the way vowels are pronounced than consonants to discern between similar words.

March 1, 2013


me too!!

February 17, 2014


This should be clearer. When you use the slow option you still can't differentiate.

January 29, 2013


i've been told by a native speaker that 'fille' means daughter ONLY if related to someone (e.g., ma fille, la fille de M.X, etc)

January 12, 2013


Is there any way of remembering which verb endings go with which pronoun? I'm finding it difficult to remember!

January 9, 2013


Memorization flash cards.

January 13, 2013


I thought it sounded exactly like "Le fils" (the son).

February 28, 2013


Doesn't 'le fils' sound like 'lay phil'? But 'les filles' sounds like 'lay fees'?

February 28, 2013


This one is difficult because I can't hear the difference between either "Les, filles and mangent" they sound like Le, filles and mange to me - Makes it pretty hard to work out what the sentence is about.

March 5, 2013


Yep sounds the same to me too

December 24, 2013


why is it les and not las filles

January 6, 2014


Why can't I use "Les filles mangent de le pain" ?

January 17, 2014


Why is necessary use "Du"?

April 6, 2017


du= de le or it's de la for a feminine object or it's des for plural subject/object/completing noun

January 31, 2018


This translation was already done

August 24, 2017


how can I distinguish ''mangeon'' and mangent . Merci

November 13, 2017


This makes no sense

January 16, 2018


why is it just bread instead of some bread? how are we to know when it says du?

February 2, 2018


Why do we use du?

February 16, 2018


got it right

October 9, 2018


Can you say " Les filles mangent de pain"?

December 11, 2018
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