https://www.duolingo.com/Skyle

What is the difference between mange and manges?

June 3, 2012

90 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jena

just different present tense conjugations for verb manger. first and third person singular= mange; second person singular= manges. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/manger

June 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Feicynthia

very helpful, thanks~

February 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ajaxanon

so, je mange, il/elle mange, and tu manges?

June 7, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/gomperzz

yeah

February 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/minnablankenship

manges is for the pronoun tu (you) and mange is for the pronoun je (I)

November 7, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/1malao33

what's the difference between are, is and am?

January 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Respheal

I am - Je suis You are - Tu es/Vous etes (basically a difference of formality) They are - Elles/Ils sont He/She is - Il/Elle est

February 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/user98

nice fact, thanks!!!

May 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tavolesliv

Adding something to 32no's information, see http://leconjugueur.lefigaro.fr/conjugaison/verbe. Your problem is solved! Rgds!

October 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/mapl3l3af

it is the conjugation of the word MANGER (v: to eat) Remember the endings: e, es, e, ons, ez, ent You just take of the ER on MANGER and add the proper ending depending on the context i.e. je, tu, il/elle, nous, vous, ils/elles

November 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/lvisent

mage is for je (I) and manges is for ill/elle (he/she)

January 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jchamilton

mange is for je (i, or "1st person"), manges is for tu (you, or "2nd person")

January 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ToriStar

mange is for I. Manges is for you

January 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AsteroidB-612

There is an extra "s" because unlike in English, French verbs have to change endings depending on the subject. That concept is called conjugation.

May 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/allburningup

Well it happens in English too, it's just that in English, for most verbs all the conjugations are identical except for 3rd person singular ("I eat" vs "it eats", "I teach" vs "he teaches", "I study" vs "she studies").

August 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/GraceE.

I eat= Je mange, You (informal) eat= Tu manges

July 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Adehkhien

mange and manges pronounce same, so how one can differentiate?

November 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tinagazo

It depends on whether it is preceded by Je or tu

November 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mkdong

i'm happy to ensure the they really pronounce the same :)

September 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Tatumgilmour

Mange is when I ( je ) is eating and manges is when you ( tu ) is eating -- Hope this helped

March 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Bria331

Person Present je mange tu manges il/elle/on mange

January 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/eleanna2

je mange tu manges

February 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/luigi2013

What is the difference between noir and noire or between bois and boit

March 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bluetibet

noir is an adjective. In French, adjectives agree in number and gender with the nouns they modify. If you are modifying a masculine noun, use "noir" for a feminine noun use "noire" for plural masculine use "noirs" etc...

Bois and boit are conjugations of the verb boire. Je bois Tu bois Il/Elle/On boit

March 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/penny3221

i eat (mange) im eating (manges) it just depends on the pass verb

April 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/onceuponaflower

The same verb, but the conjugation changes between endings. Like 32no shows you, each subject has its own ending. Mange is for je, and manges is for tu.

May 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Johan_Abrams

In simple present tense --- They are different conjugations for eating/eats/eat - je/ll/elle/on mange while tu manges. Use manges for "you" (tu)

May 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/user98

the only difference is the ¨conjugasson¨ of the words

May 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/malenekr

You can check all of the verbs with the app LeConjugueur. Try it, its for Apple.

June 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Marimori

the complete verb is: je mange, tu manges, il/elle/on mange, nous mangeons, vous mangez, ils/elles mangent. you have to use the correct verb form with each person, the same when you have to use the s on the 3º person in english. it's a lilltle bit complicate to explain because in english the verbs have the same form for each person, but that doesn't happen in the lattins languajes like spanish, french, italian... Salut mon amie¡¡

July 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/silvia_58

1 groupe

July 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cienfueguera

because the verb mange is first person of singular, and manges is in third is person of singular

August 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BarbadosEngland

32no is correct its conjugation tu=you je=I mange=ate/eat manges=eat but for you

August 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/touwerkerk

clear

August 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/elena9999

ki nni sacciuu

August 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/giorgia.banana

manges is for YOU, mange is for I,ME,etc

September 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/giddisemma

Je-mange

Tu-manges

Il/Elle/On-mange

Nous-Mangeons

Vous-Mangez

Ils/Elles-Mangent

September 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/HorvathJustine

Bravo! bien expliquer! On écrit nous mangeons main on prononce manjeons! verbe conjuguer à la deuxième personne du singulier prends toujours "s" Ex. tu chantes tu joues tu manges etc...

January 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jjgr8ns

Is no one aware that it's "nous manjeons" not "manGEons

October 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryAnne993219

"Nous mangeons" is correct. The "e" makes the "g" soft and therefore, it sounds like "j."

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/meggchalupa

male and female

October 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rebekahAustin

manges is plural where as mange is just singular so if you say men you would say manges because men is plural

October 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/HorvathJustine

No! manges is in singular form of "you eat"= tu manges. Plural form then will have to be " They eat= Ils mangent ex: men in french is "les hommes" whish is plural for men so if you are saying men eat? in French you would say " Les hommes mangent."

September 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/hanna360

You use the word mange when using Je, Elle, or Il and manges is sometimes used in a plural, but is used after tu.

October 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/HorvathJustine

Bravo! many people explained it well!

November 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeShellman

Thanks for the assistance!

November 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tinagazo

mange is used with "je" and manges is used with "tu"

November 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/NilcePanzutti

Manges c'est la secondième persone d'indicatif

November 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ryanmkl

one is the feminine and one is the masculine form

November 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dylan.lindal

Mange 'eat ' manges eating

November 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/conniestjohn

mange you put with je and manges you put with tu

November 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pirulinita

thanks a lot for the explanation, very clear!

December 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Laughalot02

I don't know that was my question too!!!

December 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/19038

Well, just like we have past tense, present tense, and future tense in English, the FRench language also has different forms of words.

December 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mariahsolace

Conjugation. er verbs end with e, es, e, ons, ez, ent.

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/elenakk_

M A N G E R - Je m a n g e Tu m a n g e s Il/Elle mange

Nous mangeons Vous mangez Ils/Elles mangent

December 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ShanKnight

mange=eat(s) manges=eating

January 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sara.j111

hi

January 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/IJYi5LU1

Ca va

July 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ElaineTimp

so difficult to understand.....why does it matter is you are learning to speak French? NOT TEACH IT.

August 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/xXmidnight_wolfX

That is exactly what I am thinking!!!!!

January 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryAnne993219

You will eventually become aware of the concept of conjugation. When the subject pronoun changes the verb has to change to match it. The verb changes by gender, number, tense, mood, and so on. These changes are all organized into a conjugation. You seem to be working on present tense. Asking questions is a good way to get this down. Some conjugations are regular - you will love these. Some are irregular, but with practice you will get the hang of them.

May 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Skyle

Thank you ^^

June 4, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/32no

Conjugation:

Je.............mange

Tu.............manges

Il/Elle/On...mange

Nous.........Mangeons

Vous.........Mangez

Ils/Elles.....Mangent

Most ending in -ER like manger, ecouter, dancer, etc, are conjugated like this:

  1. take off the -ER

  2. Chart:

Je............add -e

Tu............add -es

Il/Elle/on...add -e

Nous........add -ons

Vous........add -ez

Ils/Elles....add -ent

June 20, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/arronhunt

Helpful trick :)

January 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nbrooks3

mange is when i (je) is eating and manges is when you (tu) is eating

June 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/babeED

Awesome! Very helpful and easy to understand! Thanks for the help!

May 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/laneres

Wow, that's very helpful. Thanks a lot! :D

October 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/alebie

awesome!!!

January 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Chaitran77

Thanks, this cleared lots of things up for me! :-)

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/cfriesicke

Watch out: "we eat" is "nous mangeons", so when splitting the verb into mang-er, we have to add -eons for "we eat". In the above conjugation table, it says that we have to add "-ons".

But the above table is fine, actually. It works for /regular/ verbs ending in -er:

to dance = danser -- we dance = nous dansons

to listen = écouter -- we listen = nous écoutons

to speak = parler -- we speak = nous parlons etc...

"manger" has this small irregularity which it shares with other verbs ending in -ger.

Further information here: http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/erverbs_regular.htm

March 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Vero0620

Thanks for the item!! Greetings from Colombia!!

September 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/zombie2001

if there is je in the sentence so it is mange but if there is tu or talking to other people so it is manges. please reply

January 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FSOBUZA

mange is present tense which means I eat, manges is present coninous tense which means I am eating.

May 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jjgr8ns

Clearly, none of you have studied. Je mange and Tu manges. Damn!

October 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cutegirl

Manges is plural, mange is singular, DUHHH!

January 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Sugarymuffin28

manges and mange the same exact thing!!!

October 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/interyamum69

je vais du manger du lard c'est fantastique

May 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FSOBUZA

what does this mean? Please translate to english

May 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/caylicat

one means eat and one is eating or are eating

July 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/GottaLearn

There are different endings for a pronoun, usually with Tu, there's an s at the end

June 23, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/lolgirl12

mange for boy manges for girl

August 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jackissocool

32no, you seem to have made a mistake in your conjugation table- you say take off the -ER for the verbs that end with it, and when conjugating nous, add -ons. You should add -eons. An easier way to present that table would be like soMost ending in -ER like manger, ecouter, dancer, etc, are conjugated like this: take off the -R Chart: Je............do not change Tu............add -s Il/Elle/on...do not change Nous........add -ons Vous........add -z Ils/Elles....add -nt for some reason mine won't format... but I think you can still properly interpret it.

June 22, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/945pie

I believe 32no to be right here. The verb unconjugated is Manger, and then if you conjugate the verb you replace the "er" with the things he says, the e, es, ons, ez, and ent, then the words are correct. Mangeons is used very rarely, only in certain curcumstances, or so I believe.

December 16, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Boyan.Hoflack

it happens when you remove the ER and the G is with an A,U or O ( easy to remember with auto) Manger, Nous mang-E-ons., because O is a otherwise next to the G and then the pronunciation is changed so you have to add a E

January 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Belle13

One is pular and the other is not

December 7, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/GreekFellows

Verbal conjugations...

Je mange Tu manges Il / Elle mange Nous mangons Vous mangez Ils / Elles mangont

July 13, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/JustHammer

THE DIFFERENCE IS MASCULINE AND FEMININE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 1, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Boyan.Hoflack

no it is not!

February 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/caylicat

it is not!

July 15, 2013
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