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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.

November 1, 2015

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/roub30

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! :)

November 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Walrick1

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.

November 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sibhreach

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)

Bonne chance!

November 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CaptainLevi.

That is exactly what I do!

November 2, 2015

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    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!

    November 3, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Vanessavardan

    You are awesome! This is a really great tip!

    November 3, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ictram

    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.

    November 1, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/maltu
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    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.

    November 1, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ninashochic

    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! ;)

    November 3, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/CottonCandyC

    I think you mean radical, not reciprocal :)

    November 3, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/michikade

    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.

    November 2, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Vanessavardan

    Thank you so much! You're great!

    November 3, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/ryantbr

    THX

    November 4, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/MoreViolas

    Nous mangeons = We eat, Vous mangez = you eat (formal), etc.

    November 2, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/SilverDolphin218

    Mangeons= we eat Mangez= you eat Mangent= they eat

    November 4, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/lfont9

    I feel you on that one

    November 4, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/ryantbr

    oui

    November 4, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/ryantbr

    make sure to spend those lingots properly. Endangered gibus engies could be using them for homes and food

    November 4, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/ryantbr

    what LVL are you?

    November 4, 2015
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