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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rberens

"Je commence les pâtes."

January 8, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rberens

I think it should be "Je commence manger les pâtes."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

"commencer" followed by a verb needs a preposition, so : "je commence à manger les pâtes".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abrooksie

I agree with rberens. I start the pasta makes it sound like you are starting to cook the pasta instead of eat it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/genusreptilian

But seriously though, why is it "I am starting to eat the pasta" instead of "I am starting the pasta?" As in "I am now beginning to cook the pasta."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

You are right, "je commence les pâtes" means that you are beginning to do sthg, it does not tell what (eat, cook, cut, boil...)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anya_mz

what's the difference between "c" and "ç"? i saw it in the conjugation graph. where do they come from and how do you know when to use which?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/baasacJak

As far as I was aware (from french class at school), the cedilla indicates a soft c pronounced: "ssss", rather than the normal c pronounced: "k". So just different sounds, I think. Like the cedilla c in Francais is a "sss" sound.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abrooksie

The ç is when it makes an s sound

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