Help! French language learner (beginner)
What is the difference between "mangeons" "mangez" "manget"? I always seem to get them confused, then again, I get a lot of French words mixed together.
hi C'est la conjugaison du verbe "manger" au présent je mange tu manges il/elle mange Nous mangeons Vous mangez ils/elles mangent
Bon Courage! :)
Wow, at first I thought you were joking by giving the answer in French to a beginner, but reading through it I was surprised by how much I understood, and I'm only level 5.
I had the same question, so merci beaucoup everyone for the answers.
One "trick" I've used to remember what ending to use is:
Vous mangez (in the alphabet, the "v" and "z" are close - and are in that order!)
Nous mangeons (if you think about using "nous" is we and "on" is also we - just add an s They also look like they are opposite of each other nous/ons)
Ils/Elles mangent (it's just kinda the leftover - your only option left)
Nice. I will have to remember that. I usually evolve my conjugations from Latin when I need to remember them. This will be easier. Merci!
It's verb conjugation. If you go to the lesson "Basics 2" and scroll down they show you how to conjugate the verb "to speak" (parler) for all persons (I, You, He/She/It, etc.). You can apply this to the verb "to eat" (manger) as well.
it's difficult, because English has very simple conjugations for most verbs, and even when it's complicated, we have usually learnt without effort from hearing and seeing it many times. So, in English, it would be: I eat, you eat, he/she/it eats, we eat, you eat, they eat. That's not too complicated, but imagine learning to conjugate "to be" I am, you are, he/she/it is, we are, you are, they are; Even that isn't too bad, but with other languages you just need to work out how they do it, all those mang...... words refer to eat, you just need to practice to know who you are talking about, and which ending to use. Good luck, it will get easier each time.
It's the conjugation, even i struggled the same way. for Je mange, Tu manges, Il/elle mange, Nous mangeons, Vous mangez, Ils/Elles mangent as mang is the reciprocal stem. You only have to add e, eons, ez and ent at the end of it. So, hope you got it! ;)
One of the more complicated things in learning a second or additional language, in my experience, is learning subject-verb agreement (verb conjugation). You aren't alone in struggling with it!!
In French, the regular verbs have three different endings - 'er', 'ir', or 're'.
To conjugate an -er verb in the present tense for a regular verb, you drop the -er and use one of the following endings:
Je: -e // Tu: -es // Il/Elle: -e // Nous: -ons // Vous: -ez // Ils/Elles: -ent
So for the verb manger - which means to eat - the conjugated forms are as follows.
Je mange // Tu manges // Il/Elle mange // Nous mangeons // Vous mangez // Ils/Elles mangent
((Note that this is for a regular -er verb and there are exceptions but this can get one started))
My suggestion is to sit down and submit to memory the regular verb conjugation. It's one of the earlier things one would learn in a traditional first level language classroom and is very valuable to know.
make sure to spend those lingots properly. Endangered gibus engies could be using them for homes and food