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"Tu manges une orange."

Translation:You are eating an orange.

July 28, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LawrenceRe10

when do you use manges? and when do you use mange? or mangent? or mangez? oh mon dieu!


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

You need to conjugate the infinitive (manger) here according to the subject. So:

Je mange = I eat

Tu manges = You (singular/informal) eat

Il/Elle/On mange = He eats/she eats/we eat

Nous mangeons = We eat

Vous mangez = You (plural/formal) eat

Ils/Elles mangent = They eat


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

When should we use Mangeons instead of Mange ?


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

When you are using "nous" (we).

Nous mangeons une pomme = We eat an apple.

Nous mangeons du poisson = We eat fish.

"Mange" is only for je (I), he (il)/she (elle)/we (on).

"Nous or on?" answered here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vlak2

the third person is il/elle/on, in English he/she/it, not WE!!!


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Slow down, Vlak. The "on" in the 3rd person singular actually is used for "we" under certain circumstances. The "il/elle" variations may be used for "it", taking the place of masculine or feminine gender nouns.


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

nous=mangeons and je=mange


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Applebono2

When I listen to the words they all sound the same. Except for mangent. Why?


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

(Je) mange, (tu) manges, (il/elle/on) mange, and (ils/elles) mangent are all supposed to sound the same.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Applebono2

I meant mangez, sorry.


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

That's just how it's pronounced.... (Nous) mangeons and (vous) mangez are supposed to sound different. In fact for many verbs it's the nous/vous forms which sound different while the je/tu/il/elle/on/ils/elles form sound the same (i.e. you don't pronounce the -s/-nt ending. So ils boivent for example just sounds like ils boive).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3q2Q9

I read Many Times and i become more careful then befor when i saw diction mange a guesting pose in my mind verb relate to sex like the of mange please answer this part


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

???
What are you trying to say?
Can you please say it in a different language, because it does not make any sense in English.


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

manges=you (informal) mange=I/he/she mangent=they mangez=you all/you(formal) savvy?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LizzyDrake1

can i still eat a boy?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jayla9693

Actually it said "une" and "une" means the word after has to be feminine and garcon is masculine but nice try!!! XD


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On a surface level, you may wonder why it can't be this or that. The answer is you have to look a little deeper into the grammar of the sentence. When you see these kind of exercises -- the ones which offer you a choice of words -- you must choose the one (and only one) which correctly completes the sentence. They are almost always about getting gender agreement between an indefinite article (un/une) and the noun that goes with it. When you examine the list of choices, you will recognize that there is only one of the nouns that matches the gender of the article.


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

I just learned conjugation in french and now duolingo is so much easier


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

I thought it should have been . You eat an orange. Instead of you are eating an orange. Any explanations?


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

It can be either "You eat an orange" or "You are eating an orange". The present tense does not make a distinction between the two.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frenchlearner53

Just to be clear, the French present tense does not distinguish the two.


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

Thank you! I was a bit confused :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SophieLapi2

Just to help everyoneeeeeee

How to Conjugate an -er verb...

Je: Mang(e) Tu: Mang(es) Elle/Il/On: Mang(e) Nous: Mange(ons) Vouz: Mang(ez) Elles/Ils: Mang(ent)

Aller is an irregular verb... and there are a few others.. however Aller is used a lot Je: Va Tu: Vas Elle/Il/On: Va Nous: Allons Vouz: Allez Elles/Ils: Vont

Hope this was somewhat helpful...


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

"Manger" is a regular "er" verb. Here is how to conjugate it (and other regular "er" verbs":

Je- mange

Tu- manges

Il- mange

Elle- mange

On- mange

Nous- mangeons

Vous- mangez

Ils- mangent

Elles- mangent


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuthLehr0

how can you tell mange and manges apart by sound?


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

You don't. But you don't have to. You know it has to be manges because the pronoun is tu. (if it had been je, il, elle or on, then you would have had to use mange)

This handy conjugation chart may be useful to you. (Don't worry if that page seems like information overload, the part you should focus on for the time being is at the top left part of the table under the headings of indicatif and présent.)


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

Why is it manges instead of mange? Does anyone know?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
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Because the subject of the sentence is "tu" and it must be conjugated with "manges". Please refer to a conjugation chart for "manger".


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

what is the difference between mange and manges


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

In English we add an "s" to the end of verbs for TPS.. but here after "tu" the verb is mange"s" ... what is the rule for adding "s" to verbs ???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
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It doesn't work that way. Please take a look at this link. You can open it in a browser. http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/Introduction-To-French-Verbs.htm


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

What is singular and informal?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
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Verbs are conjugated according to person: 1st person means yourself, i.e., "I"), 2nd person refers to the person you are talking to, i.e., you, 3rd person refers to someone else, neither yourself nor the person to whom you are speaking.

  • Je mange = I eat (or) I am eating
  • Tu manges = you eat (or) you are eating. "Tu" means you when speaking to a friend. It is an informal pronoun used with people who you are familiar with.
  • Il/Elle mange = He/she eats (or) He/she is eating.
  • The conjugations above ^ are singular; they refer only to one person. The conjugations below are plural.
  • Nous mangeons = We eat (or) we are eating
  • Vous mangez = you eat (or) you are eating. "Vous" may be either singular or plural. When it refers to a single person, it is the polite form, whereas "tu" is the informal form.
  • Ils/elles mangent = They eat (or) they are eating.

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrancesMon10

When its ok to use un vs une?


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

Every noun in french has a gender, masculine or feminine. You need to memorise the gender of each word as you learn it, so it's a good idea to learn each word along with a gender specific article. i.e. learn that "an orange" = une orange (feminine) or "a boy" = un garçon (masculine) rather than just associating "orange" with orange and "boy" with garçon.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/420muahaha

Where is the "are" in this sentence? Is the translate of " tu manges" not; you eat an orange ? French is so ou of all reason for me. :o


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French verb tenses don't correspond directly to English verb tenses. The French does not have a present continuous tense so it happens that the French present tense may be translated with the English "simple present" or the English "present continuous". Example: je mange = I eat (or) I am eating. This is not translated in a word-by-word fashion. "Tu mange" = you eat (or) you are eating.


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    Thank you for your detailed answers.


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

    I have heard that the French are very picky about the pronunciation of their words, and do not appreciate some to speak their language, as it is more "dignified" than others. Is this true, or just a stereotype?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
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    Like most people, there are those who will criticize your pronunciation and correct you and there are others who will be happy that you are trying to speak their language. And there are still others who will just look at you and shrug their shoulders because they cannot understand a word you're saying! ;-)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/achu99

    Does une stand for a and an pls explain


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
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    Yes, it may be either "a" or "an", depending on the English word which follows. If the following word begins with a vowel or a vowel sound, use "an", not "a".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbigailEas10

    When do we use 'one' in a translation and not 'the' or 'a'???


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
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    Most of the time, "un" or "une" will be translated as "a" (or "an" before a vowel or vowel sound). If it makes sense to specify the number one, you may use it. Most often, it doesn't sound right in English. I.e., they are not always interchangeable.


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

    The word Tu sounds like"chew". Is this correct?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WesleyPapp1

    French is easy who agrees


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amy927367

    I am so confused on where and when you uses the different manges. Because there is mangez, mange, and manges. Can somebody please help me.


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

    I continually get this wrong. I dont understand why I'm getting it wrong. Sometimes its mange, sometimes manges. Whats the difference? I cant really hear one when its said out loud. Again, some guidance would be helpful.


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

    Everytime this word is in a question I get it wrong. I know its eat, or eating? Maybe eats? There's mange, manges (they both sound the same said out loud) and I swear I even saw it mangez or something like that before. Whats the difference???


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

    I just realized the verb 'manges' is used with the pronoun 'you'.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ana868599

    I difficult to say tu or je


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fay503011

    With this sentence i understand where we get; You (tu) , une ( female an) and orange ( orange). So mange is the veb for eats , should it not be tu es mange for you are eating or am i missing some thing, not sure es is correct general un sure where we work out the you are bit help please


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ari9602

    I can never get the variations of "mange" right. (Mangez, mangeons, mange, manges) Does it have to d something with the nouns or context of the sentence?? I just don't get it.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nada91813

    Why is orange 'une'? Are all fruits using 'une'?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ellie_Rose1234

    I thought it was 'vous mangez une orange???'


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

    That's also a valid way of saying the same thing, but it carries either a different tone or a slightly different meaning depending on context.

    Tu is informal and singular. If you are addressing a single person and you are friends with that person you would use tu, and for this sentence, manges.

    Vous is formal and/or plural. If you were addressing a group, or someone you don't know you would use vous, and for this sentence, mangez.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ScottPicke8

    What's the difference between mange and manges?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JMarlon69800

    Why they use present continuous? 'You eat' instead 'you are eating' for 'tu monges' I think so, someone can help me?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raghvendra35921

    There is a reason english is widely accepted and used. Its easy to pass on even though incorrectly using it.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SnowflakeUwU1

    Wrong I am eating a mango ^_^


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mayigen11

    what's the difference between manges and mange?


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

    The person. "mange" is the verb form for 3rd person singular (he/she/it), whereas "manges" is 2nd person singular (you).


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/COMMANDERx10

    Why does croissant have a "un" but orange and pizza have a "une"?


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

    Short answer: because "croissant" is categorized as masculinum, whereas "orange" and "pizza" are femininum.
    Slightly longer: its's just because :-) I mean, because history went this path. Many languages attach genders to nouns, and in different languages the same concept is categorized differently, e.g. milk is feminine in German ("die Milch") and Spanish ("la leche"), but masculinum in French ("le lait") and Italian ("il latte"). See it as pure coincidence.

    Well, for "pizza" there is a reason: "pizza" is an Italian word. And in Italian it is femininum as well.


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

    Why is this phrase translated into "You are eating an orange" and not only "You eat an orange"?


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

    I cant get that accenttttt it is so hard


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jasmine486748

    How do you say to eat many oranges? Isn't "une orange" singular?


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

    Sure, "une orange" is singular, that's why the translation is "an orange".
    If you want to say "oranges", it is "des oranges", "many oranges" is "beaucoup d'oranges".


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

    Mange and manges sound exactly alike!


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

    Of course they do, but "mange" doesn't fit after "tu".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AshleyLanc9

    I thought the s was only after multiple people?


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

    What are you talking about? Do you speak of the "s" in the plural of nouns?

    The only "s" i can see in this sentence is the "s" in the ending of "manges". "manger" is a verb and thus gets different endings for every person. That has nothing to do with the plural oif nouns:

    je mange - I eat
    tu manges - you (singular) eat
    il/elle mange - he/she/it eats
    nous mangeons - we eat
    vous mangez - you (plural) eat
    ils/elles mangent - they eat


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anandi196351

    What's the difference between mange and manges?


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

    This has already been answered on this page. Look e.g. for one of my comments.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnneChrist915070

    Typo error in response


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tamadour8

    When i use mange,manges and mangez


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

    Verbs are conjugated (i.e. change their ending, depending on gender and number of the subject). "mange" is for "je" ("I") as well as il/elle" ("he/she/it"), "manges" is for "tu" ("you" (one person informal)) and "mangez" is for "vous" ("you" (several people or formal)).


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Esi810294

    Can you also translate it as 'You eat an orange'?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grace730816

    what the different of TU MANGES and VOUS MANGEZ.. i dont kbow anyting hhh..


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

    In contrast to many other languages English does not differentiate between formal and personal as well as between singular and plural when addressing people.

    As a result the English word "you" has, depending on the target language, up to 4 different translations. In French you can find 2 of them.

    "tu" is only used to address one person you know quite well, e.g. family members, close friends or children.. If you address other people, as well as if you address more than one, You" has to be translated by "vous".
    And the two get different verb forms as well.


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

    If you click on the words it tells you the meaning


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rosa297307

    Difference between? Manges Mangez


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

    Different verb forms for different persons (personal pronouns):
    tu manges
    vous mangez.

    Concerning the different types of "you" see one of my other comments on this page.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rosa297307

    Difference? Manges Mangez


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Julianna577910

    Uggghhh. I find this impossible: what is the difference between all the 'mange' -s?


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

    This has already been answered numerous times. Please read the other comments, e.g. the bigger one by me.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/D-i-l-l-o-n

    perhaps "filles" is not the most appropriate option as an answer...


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

    uhm, what are you talking about?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lily803672

    Y is it manges and not mange?


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

    because it is "tu" and not "il/elle".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lily803672

    Why is it manges and not mange?


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

    Because it is "tu" and not "il/elle".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yam499247

    what monge or monges


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

    Read the other comments. This has already been answered a thousand times.

    And it is "mange" and "manges", not "monge" and "monges".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aman883185

    dont know the difference between mange and manges


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

    Please always read the other comments first before asking the same question over and over again. This has already been answered.


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

    I like hou you can put 'tu mage une filles '


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

    This sentence doesn't make any sense. Do you mean "Tu manges une fille"?


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

    Why is mange and manges diffrent?


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

    read the other comments before asking the same question again and again


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

    That doesn't make any sense. It's like saying "You eats one girls".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gavin49922

    Hey fool thoight you said Monday for mange


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AliZ246754

    Do you pronounce "mange" and "manges" differently?


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

    no (only if "manges" is "ligated" with the following word, you could sometimes hear the "s").


    [deactivated user]

      Lots of comments here.


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

      Nothing is hard when you really want it


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Avneet16890

      when to use mange and when manges? whats the difference


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

      This has already been answered numerous times. Read the other comments before repeating the same question.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Parker1050

      What is the difference between when to use mange and when to use manges?


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

      read the other comments before repeating the same question again and again.


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

      Why not 'Tu mange une orange'?


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

      Because the correct verb form for "tu" is "manges. It's as if you ask why you can't say "I is" or "you am".


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deb202681

      How do I know when to use mange or manges?


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

      read the other comments


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/richasingh102179

      Difference between mange ang manges?


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

      read the other comments. This has already been answered a thousand times.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Holden985902

      Tu manges un garcon ...


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

      ...Why are both the other options people...?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CatalinaS.11

      No estaba 'an' ☹️


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeahDomini1

      Some words are hard to pronounce in french..


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sama154786

      Too hard to deal with


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HudsonCarv14

      When should I use 'manges' and when should i use 'mange'?


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

      This has already been answered several times. Read the other comments.


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

      Ya i get a mistake


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

      I got 3 mistakes


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Roman690894

      When do you say "Mange" ve "Manges"


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

      This has already been answered. Read the other comments, e.g. mine.


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

      I spelled "eating" wrong I spelt it like eting because I am a fast typer


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Josie732492

      how do you tell whether to use un or une


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

      You should always read the "tips and notes" (lightbulb symbol). There this is explained. "un" is for masculine words, "une" for feminine ones.


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

      not saying duolingo is bad, but its always trying to make you feel good about yourself


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raaaaz1

      Un is used for both a and an ??


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

      the phenomenon "a" vs. "an" has no correspondence in most other languages.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/j.wilder

      Why isn't the liaison pronounced here between "manges" and "une"?

      Edit: I believe I found the answer in Remy's comment here, essentially that grammatically it should be pronounced but that colloquially it generally isn't:

      https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/90780/Tu-manges

      "...when ["manges" ] is...followed by a word starting with a vowel you are supposed to pronounce the liaison with... the next word. [For example]:

      'Tu manges une pomme.' can be pronounced 'Tu manges-Z-une pomme' (in colloquial French, it is rarely pronounced though)."

      Understanding when a liaision is mandatory, voluntary (such as here, apparently), or just incorrect is definitely a gray area for me.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GSquared5

      Es mas facil entender Frances cuando sabes español y ingles. im no so good with spanish but i can speak it


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NinjaBlade4

      y r u all so tryhard ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lee983540

      Where does "are" come into play? It reads to me "You eating an orange."


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

      French doesn't have progressive tenes. So "tu manges" can be translated as "you eat" (literal) as well as "you are eating". There is no equivalent of "are" in the French sentence and there need not be one.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/french17667

      How do i tell the difference between saying manges and mange?


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

      They sound exactly the same. But you can know which one is correct when you look at the subject of the sentence. "manges" is for "tu" (2nd person singular).


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChrisHernandezP3

      Es isn't an option or showing in the sentence. So how would it be "You are eating an orange"?


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

      French (as many other languages) doesn't have progressive tenses. So "tu manges" means "you eat" as well as "you are eating". There are no French translations of those sentences that use "es".


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ARF93235

      How is it not a question like, are you?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mel.Pisarski

      I can't really hear the difference in the pronunciation of mange and manges. Is there one?


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

      There is none. But from the grammat it is clear which one fits where.


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

      Pourquoi "tu mange une orange" n'est pas accepté?


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

      parce qu'il n'est pas "tu mange", mais "tu manges".


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jamaicanqueen123

      bonjour quand tu manges et mange. What is the difference, need to make it more clear probably in the corner you should leave a tip for the verbs or nouns that certain people don't get to help them remember.


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

      "tu mange" does not exist. The verb form suiting "tu" is "manges".
      "tu mange" would be as weird as saying "you eats" in English.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HisWife42069

      I pressed the wrong one


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

      Why is 'es' missing?

      I thought 'es'meana are


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah816475

      What is the pronounciation difference between manges and mange


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

      there is none. But nevertheless it is clear when to use which one.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Valerie292062

      It doesn't even let me finish before it says WRONG!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DushyantSi156007

      I always get confused between mange and manges.


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

      I say the right thing but it says I got it wrong because of the word UNE, i pronounce it tho.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KVnf13

      Nice rhyme....lol


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pr0fM1nM1n

      'Une' rather then 'un' is for an when the next word begins with a vowel and also for referring to a female/feminine subject?


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

      Only the latter. Whether the word stars with a vowel or not doesn't matter. French is not English.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mauricio945478

      What is the difference between "mange" and "manges" ?


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

      "mange" is 1st or 3rd person singular
      "manges" is 2nf person singular


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeonelAlan16

      Mange and manges sounds really similar.


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

      It sounds exactly the same. But grammar teaches you when to use which one. Only one of them fits in any given sentence.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lele485876

      It means you are eating an orange


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

      I feel it should be written as "Tu est manges une orange (You are eating an orange)". Where do we have are(est) in the statement but in translation we have are(est) present.


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

      "tu est manges" is grammatically nonsense. That would be like saying "you are eat" in English.
      And there is no progressive form in French. "tu manges" is "you eat" as well as "you are eating". So there is no room for an "est" in the sentence.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tris-xs

      Why is it "Une" and not "Un" ?


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

      Because "orange" is feminine.


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

      I speak a little french


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah365436

      Why is it manges but not mange?


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

      Because this is the verb form used for 2nd person singular ("tu").


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NickDAMan4

      i did not capitalise my Y


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

      This cannot have been your only error. Duo doesn't consider capitalization at all.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nik9691

      "You eat an orange" is wrong?


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

      procvičuji si francouštinu a angličtinu zároveň


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kudrat302488

      Pronunciation of orange


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vivian250955

      Why would you just state to someone's face, "you are eating an orange"? they know that!


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

      That would depend on the context. The most obvious example that comes to mind is when that happens to be the answer to a question. As an example... "What makes you think that?" "You are eating an orange." I'll leave what "that" might happen to be to your imagination. :-)


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

      Why is "manges" is used instead of "mange"?


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

      Becasue it is 2nd person singular ("tu").
      "mange" is only for 1st and 3rd person singular ("je"; "il/elle").


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anilkadam8

      Manges is eating Une is an Tu is you....same as in Marathi


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kid.from.Karachi

      Hello. I believe i have to use manges instead of mange because it's a "you”. What do i use mange with and where do i user manges?


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

      "manges" is the verb form for 2nd person singular.
      "mange" is for 1st and 3rd person singular.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Parvathy276417

      What does "manges" means?


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

      "manges" is the 2nd person singular present tense frm of "manger". So it is used together with "tu" and means "eat" as in "you eat".


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

      There is no explanation for word manges.....before giving test please explain that word.


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

      Their was no ' Are ' in the english sentence you provided


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lily85760

      Hi! Anyone know about the liaison between une orange? Thank you.


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

      French generally uses liaison between words except for very slow speech. So for foreigners complete sentences often appear as one single word.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katie90986

      Hey i love this learning game it fantastic and thnks for making it


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cid461997

      I dont think its true


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PriyanshuT2

      I hate french.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/keith312245

      Why is "an" "une" how come it doesnt change


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

      What do you mean by "it doesn't change?" "une" is for feminine nouns, "un" for the masculine ones.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ezekiel276783

      What is the difference between manges and mange?


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

      This has been answered a thousand times already. Could you please read the other comments before repeating questions?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ban237880

      How do you you identify the gender of an object when speaking normally?


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

      What exactly is your question?
      "un" and "une" sound very different. So you can hear the difference.

      Or do you mean, how do you know the gender of a noun? You have to learn it together with the word.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdityaRank1

      Can't pronounce


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

      I want to know how are is there in a sentence


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

      There is no equivalent of the word "are" in the French sentence. And it need not. French, like many other languages, doesn't have progressive tenses. So "you are eating" and "you eat" are in fact the same sentence: "tu manges".


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/m_atul0

      but there is no word for 'are' in this sentence?


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

      No, and there need not be one. You usually don't translate word by word between languages, because different languages work differently.
      French (like many other lnguages) does not have progressive tenses. So "You eat" and "You are eating" translate to exactly the same sentence.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vaishnav611434

      Is there a way the app can produce the statement in slow motion? Like the same way there is an option to listen slowly while listening and writing?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ankitakoth4

      Tu means you so you eating an orange but why "are" come there us no es


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

      "manges" does not mean "eating", but "eyou eat" and "you are eating"as in "you eat". In French there are no progressive tenses. So both "you eat" and "you are eating" translate to "tu manges". There will never be a form of "to be".


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PariAngel26

      How to say orange


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

      Why is "are" combined with "manges"? By what rule?


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

      "are" is not "combined" with "manges". "manges" is the translation of "(you) are eating" or "(you) eat".


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nischal733829

      Its hard for me help


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

      Because "mange" is the verb form for 1st and 3rd person singular, but "tu" is 2nd person and thus needs "manges".


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrandonPil779423

      I know what the difference between mange and manges is but I dont know how to apply them.


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

      ??? When you really know the difference, it should be no problem to apply them ...

      "je mange" = "I eat" / "I am eating"
      "il/elle mange" = "he/she7it eats" / "he/she/it is eating"
      "tu manges" = "you eat" / "you are eating" (one person informal).


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

      I heard the man say "Je" not "tu" and now I got a wrong answer


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

      I have some much problem in pronunciation French words?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/valeria124081

      Why not possible, you eat an orange??


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Louise983908

      Can't look back but i think there's a missing word ^-^


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

      even i know i sound way off but duolingo still accepts it??


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

      "une" disappears when he says it


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

      Why une and not un?


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

      Because "orange" is feminine.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nima351900

      C'est tres charmant!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ruchi4100

      Why do we use mangeons for Nous, whereas for normal Er ending conjugation we only add 'ons'


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

      Because the "g" would be pronounced differently ("hard") if followed by an "o". The "e" in between preserves the original pronunciation of the "g".


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

      I've done really did good typing but I'm having trouble pronouncing the word


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kanishka11111

      I spoke the sentence, it marked it as incorrect and then said "microphone turned off, it will turn back on in one hour". Why did this happen? The same happened yesterday too. I don't what is goin on


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/roy327930

      Manges and mange are difficult to differentiate.


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

      Why? In fact it is quite simple:
      Of course you cannot differentiate them by pronunciation, because they are pronounced exactly alike.
      But you know which one it is, if you look at the subject of the sentence. "manges" is only for "tu", whereas "mange" is used for "il", "elle" and "je".


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ishita915927

      Why is une and not un used here? Isn't une used with the female gender? Merci!


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

      Isn't une used with the female gender?

      Exactly. And the word "orange" is grammatically feminine.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ishita915927

      Thanks. So how do we recognise gender? Is there an easy way or do we just have to memorize it?


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

      There are some special cases (specific endings) when you can derive gender. But in general yiu just have to memorize it.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SummerMill431035

      Why is girl even an option? "You ate eating a girl"


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yash606717

      How to not get confused between mange and manges??


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

      Look at the subject of the sentence and everything is clear. "manges" is only for "tu.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dhondup7

      How you spell it


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

      Because "mange" is only the correct form for 1st and 3rd person singular ("I" and "he/she/it"). 2nd person singular ("you", informal one person) uses "manges. And there are other forms for "we", "they" and "you" (several persons).


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Francisco92491

      It's me or it sounds like "Je mange"


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PajamaSam1

      There is no audio difference between mange and manges


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

      Of course not. They are pronounced absolutely equally.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.BsTL3s

      This app is very good for language


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Randy898798

      Tu means you.. But i don't see where "are" comes in?


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

      Nowhere. There is no "are" in the French sentence. "tu manges" nmeans both "you eat" and "yiu are eating".
      You can't expect other languages to always exactly reflect the grammatical structure of English.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/v35QKV

      this is so difficult to pronouce


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.td8WZx

      This sentence is very helpful.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DivyaSingh895120

      Can someone please help understand why is it une orange and not un orange. Thanks in advance.


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

      Aren't you able to read? This has already been answered here in the comments.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/droid997304

      I can't get the accent


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

      "You eat any orange" is wrong?


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

      Yes, it is wrong. "une" means "a" or "an".


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

      this

      What are you talking about?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Faten316796

      The difference between mange and manges??


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

      "mange" is 1st and 3rd person singular, "manges" is 2nd person singular.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Froggy-UwU

      "Tu=you" "mages= eating"


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

      No. "manges" = "eat" or "are eating".


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AksharaGup13

      It is not listening, always showing my first word correct...


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

      Why is it une orange and not un orange?


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

      Because the word "orange" is feminine.


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

      bit confusing . . .

      are eating == manges is eating == mange

      Right?


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

      "manges" can be both "(you) eat" and "(you) are eating". French (like many other languages) does not have a progressive aspect.

      "mange" on the other hand, is "(I) eat"/"(I) am eating" as well as "(he/she/it) eats"/"(he/she/it) is eating".

      "mange" is the correct form for 1st and 3rd person singular, "mange" is for 2nd person singular.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iman577120

      It doesn't even let me speak and it says I am not pouncing it right


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eden345553

      Is there a better way to hear the difference between mange and manges? Or is it purely contextual


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

      There is no difference in pronunciation at all. But it should be clear which one is meant, because "manges" is only for 2nd person singular and "mange" is 1st or 3rd person singular.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ceejiano-Rona7do

      So first person and third person is mange. Second person is manges. Hope I'm right


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

      Yes, if you're talking about the singular. Persons in plural are different.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alisha567496

      Are is es.. does manges means are eating.?


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

      "tu manges" means both "you eat" and "you are eating". There are no progressive tenses in French (and many other languages).


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

      How to distinguish une and un (which i know is un for boy and une for girl)


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

      What is your question? As you said yourself, "un" is for masculine words and "une" for feminine ones.
      They are written differently (one has an additional "e") and they are pronounced completely differently:

      https://de.forvo.com/word/un/#fr https://de.forvo.com/word/une/#fr


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/manojjha113751

      Pressing sometimes button is not pressing


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nuaas22

      Well, I have not been to Duolingo for a while, so I was confused, no offense.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SudhaTripa7

      What is translation for eating ?


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

      If you are asking for the gerund, that's "mangeant". But you don't need that here.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/confused.sloth

      Bruh my souther a$$ sounding voice can't say this sentence fast bc I stumble upon my words xD


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

      Its difficult for me to pronounce mange and orange altogether and it went wrong. Please help !


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.Ep1JD2

      What is the time to learn


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ari_nob123456789

      How many people are going duolingo


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BINITASING20

      I dont understand this sentence


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.FvvF4Z

      I wanna try to spell it again


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DhruviSingh0002

      Typo was there while typing


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanelleSee3

      How do you tell if it's suppose to be une or just un? I don't understand the way this teaches it.


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

      That has been explained numerous times already. "un" is for masculine nouns, "une" for feminine nouns. You have to learn the gender together with evary noun.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Femala3

      How fo we know if it's in the past/present/future


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

      "manges" is simple present tense. The other tenses are taught later in the course.


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

      Difference between mange and manges?? Please tell


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

      Just read the comments. This has already been answered multiple times.


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

      I type what I hear


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Annie262864

      Is it possible to do,'tu manges l'orange'???


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

      You can say that, but it means "You eat the orange", so it is a different sentence.
      "Tu manges une orange" is "You eat an orange".


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.xD2MYk

      I am an Indian And all Q/A are so easy French is so easy


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

      Can you speak urdu i have to learn eng but now i am learning fench this is a good app for study languges try please❤️❤️❤️


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NysaClark1

      Oh my gosh. My brain keeps saying "You are an orange" everytime i see this sentence


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbhinavAsh07

      "manges" stands for all the forms of the verb"eat" ?


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

      No, it is only 2nd person singular.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.lXGZqt

      I am confuse in usage of mang manges mangez. I can't understand their usage.


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

      "mang" doesn't exist.

      Verbs are conjugated. That means they take different endings depending on the subject of the sentence (in English there is only a small relic of this, in that the 3rd person singular takes an "s").

      I eat = je mange
      you (singular) ear = tu manges
      he/she/it eats = il/elle mange
      we eat = nous mangeons
      you (plural) eat = vous mangez
      they eat = ils/elles manent


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuyashD95

      Why do we use "une orange" and not "un' orange" like in the case of l' and la?

      Is "o" not considered a vowel in French?


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

      "un" is only used for masculine words. For the feminine ones it is "une". And "orange" is feminine.
      This is completely independent of whether the word starts with a vowel or not (this only determines how "un" is pronounced; The pronunciation of "une" remains the same in all situations).


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NajwaQueen1

      I don't understand


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/8LJ8KU4W

      Seeing as oranges don't have genders, is it fine to say "un orange"?


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

      No. The word "orange" does have a grammatical gender, like every noun. And for "orange" that gender is feminine. You have to learn the gender together with the word. It doeesn't have any correlation to natural gender.


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

      "(you, informal) eat".


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.rPkfTl

      There is wrong pronunciation


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.W3AC4l

      Sorry for my mistake


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

      Why is this translated into progressive form in English? Is it not correct "You eat an orange?"


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

      Since French doesn't have progressiove tenses, both "You eat an orange" and "You are eating an orange" are correct translations of the sentence (and both are accepted).
      But the latter is far more probable, unless the sentence continues e.g. "... every day".


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

      I don't have a dout But is it good if we keep a notebook with us?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.5TQhKD

      what is meaning by manges


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

      Thats it! I'm quitting this lesson!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anvesha585175

      Hi I am Anvesha I am 8 years old so I can't watch mobile because this is very bad for my Eyes and my parents ignore to watch mobile. Posted by Anvesha from India


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anvesha585175

      My family ignore to watch mobile that's why I'cant spend time in Duolingo


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IlyasMalek3

      You are eating an orange


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/albita321

      Tu manges une orange


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AilainaBeckham1

      Stay away the brown thing.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abigailray395427

      Youre eating an orange


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vishal621265

      You are eating an orange


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SaswataMon2

      That accent is a bit confusing. Its manges but it sounds like mazh


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

      That's not an accent, but exactly how it should sound in correct French pronunciation.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AilainaBeckham1

      Both what was given and my reaponse can be agreed is both sonsinsical.


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

      What should "sonsinsical" mean?


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

      This isna very good app


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nishant7z

      Why it can't be Vous mangez une orange?


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

      When talking formally to someone, "you eat an orange" would indeed be "Vous mangez une orange".
      But here we have "Tu manges une orange". This is the form you use when talking to close friends, family members and children.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dhenning95

      Best sentence ever


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

      It's so difficult to pronounce


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

      i love french does anybody elselove french


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

      No I'm actually not eating anything but now that you reminded me...


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

      No i m eating a cookie..


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

      Please how would you know when the sentence is saying, 'you are eating' and 'you eat'? It seems that for both of them one has to use "tu manges"


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

      Indeed both translations are possible and are accepted.
      French, like many other languages, does not have progressive forms.


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

      As for how you would know, generally the best way to translate a given phrase in cases where there is more than one way the phrase could be interpreted will be to look at the context. In some cases this will mean the the context of the original text being translated. In other cases the best translation will depend on what makes the most grammatical sense in the language you are translating to.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.yjLK54

      I want to learn more


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.NH4cTX

      I can't pronunce it.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpicyWolf216

      I AM eating an orange. how convenient.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobHammond5

      I cant seem to use the microphone ability in this app. As soon as i place my finger on the record button it says incorrect. I want to learn how to speak the language in learning aswell as understand it. The limited lives in this app is extremily frustrating when u dont know why its marking me incorrect.

      It has not worked for a single time yet and i dont know if the fault is with me or with the app


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.hctMgS

      Une is used in a female gender


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PurvaDaga2

      You are eating an orange


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noel134679

      I know the sentence but for some reason the mic doesnt pick up on what i day properly? Anyone know how i can fix it to where it picks up better?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HtGd6

      You are eating an orange


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/megan413681

      surely it should accept 'one orange' as well as 'an orange' since une is singular?


      [deactivated user]

        Un and une are indefinite articles. Saying in English one is a very definite way of counting just as the is definite. Keep learning French. It'll come with more practice and reading about grammar


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Learner714119

        What is the translation of 'you eat an apple'


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
        • 2301

        It may be either "Tu manges une pomme" or "Vous mangez une pomme".


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elise_mTaylor13

        But why does it have 2 translations when there's only one sentence?


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

        Because the English word "you" is ambiguous. It can be used to talk to only one person or to several ones. Other languages have two different words for these.


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

        One of the options was pomme, which I think means Apple, and I wonder why it's not correct... can anyone help me understand why? Because, I can say "Tu manges une pomme", right? Or does Pomme not mean apple?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
        • 2301

        The choice was "pommes" (plural) so you cannot say "tu manges une pommes". It would have to be "tu manges des pommes" (you eat apples). Since you are trying to complete the sentence "tu manges une ...", the only thing that can follow it is a singular, feminine gender noun. The only one that fits that description on the list is "orange".


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

        When do you say mange and when do you say manges?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
        • 2301

        Please read the comments above for your answer.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ashleigh.G.16

        What is the difference between mange and manges


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
        • 2301

        Please read the comments for the answer.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dollisha.b

        Why didn't it accept pommes? Both une oranges and une pommes are feminine. Tu manges une oranges or Tu manges une pommes. Aren't they both correct?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
        • 2301

        No, because "pommes" is plural. The plural of "une" is "des". So if it was supposed to be "pommes", it would say "tu manges des pommes".


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

        When do i use mange and when do i use manges?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
        • 2301

        The answer is already posted in the comments. Please read them before posting a question.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fpDx15

        "Tu manges une pomme" can be accepted?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
        • 2301

        That was not one of the choices. "Pommes" is listed among the choices but that's plural and the question is to complete the sentence "tu manges une ...." It can only be completed by a singular, feminine noun. The only singular, feminine noun on the list is "orange".


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chi_1103

        So this French is the language that are spoken in France


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gary744926

        I never ever get any of the mange words correct because they are never explained anywhere


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
        • 2301

        The explanation may be found among the comments above or pull up the Tips & Notes for this section on your browser.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demi449447

        Annoying that they don't explain why the connecting words are incorrect and what their meanings are as you go along, i keep getting mange manges and mangez mixed up but it still hasn't said what they actually mean


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
        • 2301

        For each exercise, you are shown a translation. You learn by comparing it to the given translation. You will need to conjugate verbs in both English and in French. Here is a good place to begin: https://www.thoughtco.com/introduction-to-french-verbs-1371059


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Simon945414

        It would help here if there was a breakout on when to use manges, mange or mangez instead of keeping guessing till i spot which is male, female or plural. i know there's some rule in that.


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

        There is. Its right here in the comments, you just need to read whats already been written before you post. That being said, there's also a tips and notes page associated with most skills that can be read on the duolingo website.


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

        Please i dont understand, does 'Tu' mean "You are"?


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

        No, but manges could mean "eat" or "are eating".


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

        Please i don't understand.

        Does 'Tu' mean "You are"?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sharai585593

        I find learning french easyish, although i do believe thats because i used to speak maori


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

        You're should be accepted as you are


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mark858549

        Why is mange and manges so hard to work out? This is nuts...


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

        I said it completely wrong and it said correct lol


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mark21361

        I'm doing it correctly but it won't let me go on


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MasterDeGea1

        Translation:You are eating an orange. wrong its You are eating an orange


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

        That probably means you made a typo that you didn't see. When I've encountered similar responses I've sometimes had to read what I typed very carefully to see what I did wrong, but it was always because of a mistake on my part.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amy927367

        I am so confused on how and when to use the diffent words for eating. There is mange, manges, and mangez. Can someone please help me?


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

        Hi all . would you know why this question falls back again and over again as incorrect answer,even tough i 've given the right one?


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

        In order to answer that we would need to know what kind of exercise you encountered this sentence in and exactly what you answered. That being said, I recommend reading through this entire thread first as chances are your situation has already been addressed, in a response to someone else.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mekael02

        How do you know when to use mange or manges in the sentence because it is really confusing


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Markish1

        Difference... mange and manges?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Suzana759321

        At this point in grammar "you eat" and "you are eating" are deemed to be the same.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MariahBear1

        I mixed up an and are


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brandon789426

        How do I know when the "s" should appear at the end of "mange"???? I've been tossed right in, but have absolutely no grasp of the principles of the language...help?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Guest9001

        I wrote, "You are eating a cat" and its wrong! What???????


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimbojones733563

        Eating a orange not a freaking cat, come on now.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimbojones733563

        Gotta be more specific than that.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IbrahimTar964841

        I am eating an orange


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isak343141

        Am I oh I didn't notice


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SyafiqahNa3

        The pronunciation is very confusing. I heard Je mange une orange


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

        An error occurred. Everytime I try to post


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andy2thousand

        What is the differenc between "vous" and "tu"?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timoy8

        I made a mistake


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lakshya112986

        The sound is not coming clear


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nono444056

        Its not moving beyond dis point. What can one do


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jimbojones733563

        Get the correct answer would be a start


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

        The guy is clearly saying 'Je' rather than 'Tu' but duolingo will only accept 'Tu manges une orange'


        [deactivated user]

          Let us try many times :(


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClaireLoui566743

          I got this correct 5 times yet was told I was wrong!


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClaireLoui566743

          I got this right 5 times yet was told I was wrong!


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

          Wait really? I had no Idea!


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ollie.OwO

          I have trouble separating the "une" sound and the orange sound, i keep on smushing them together and it sounds like unrange


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sunday811

          How do I know when to use mange vs manges?


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

          For a long time I've been having trouble knowing whether to use mange or manges. Only just figured out that mange is for "is eating" and manges is for "are eating". At least I think that's how it works-


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Divya978289

          When do you say mange and when do you say manges?


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

          "mange" goes with the singular first and third person pronouns (je, il, elle, as well as any singular noun). The "s" is added for second person singular (with "tu"). Almost all verbs in all tenses must have an "s" at the end with "tu" (tu aimes, tu finis, tu prends). Some do with "je" as well (j'aime, je finis, je prends), and they never do in third person (il aime, il finit, il prend). The pronunciation is the same, however.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elise_mTaylor13

          I don't feel like they're describing the different between "mange", "manges", and "mangez."


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sydney403466

          I dont get the difference between the 3. Its frustrating!


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elise_mTaylor13

          It's really hard for me too. I'm thinking about looking up ways to distinguish them.


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

          HOW WAS I SUPPOSED TO KNOW ORANGE I MEAN REALLY DUOLINGO?

          R E A L L Y ? !


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angus976668

          I got it wrong because i said a not an #frenchishard


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

          You do realise that that's an error in your English, not your French. right?


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

          I mean that whether to use a or an in an English sentence is entirely dependent on the English words used. Knowing when to use which, only requires knowledge of English, so getting it wrong can in no way be an indication that "French is hard" as implied by the OP.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amy3500

          i think if they pronounce it slower it would be easier.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ducky344490

          I also mess up on mange and manges


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ellyr086

          I love how it rolls off the tounge☺️


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

          How are you supposed to do this confusing


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

          can i still devour multiple girls???


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abi384574

          In french you would do une for a girl so does that mean oranges are girls


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AkshayRana891851

          Mange vs manges.. they never teach this is the app


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

          ❤❤❤❤ life


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

          When do we use manges and mange?


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

          Mange, manges, mangez. When to use each? Are they pronounced the same?


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gabi348810

          What is the difference between manges and mangez


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CassGrace21

          I dont understand the difference between mange, manges, and mangez. Same with when they ask you if its l, le, or la. I know that things in French are either femenin or masculine, hence the un/une thing before certain words, but this doesn't seem to have the same logic.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Owenip2

          As a beginner, she speaks too fsst and make ut gard to follow


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

          French is like so so so so hard


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charlie493702

          Can someone explain mange and mangez?


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cami_garcia21

          When do you use "mange" and when do you use "manges"???


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

          How will you say, "You eat an orange?"


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

          How will you say, "You eat an orange"?


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

          the same. Many languages don't differentiate between those two aspects.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sushmita497687

          What is the difference between orange and oranges?


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

          the same as in English: one versus many


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

          Auto correct an to and


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

          Monge and monges sound the same, and in this example, it could be either!! I think a better example could be used


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

          First of all, it is "manges" and "mange".
          That said, of course both sound the same, but after "tu" it can only be "manges"".


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

          Why oranges not pommes if both are plural?


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

          Except that the orange in this sentence is specifically singular, not plural. If it were plural the sentence would be Tu manges des oranges. rather than Tu manges *une* orange.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alene422179

          Tu mange une orange. It is correct and was judged wrong. How can i trust this translation.


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

          It is of course not correct. It must be "Tu manges une orange".

          You wrote something like "You eats an orange".


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lee983540

          Where does "are" come into play here? It reads to me, "You eating an orange."


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

          Please don't repeat quuestions. This only clutters the comments.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda702401

          I answered this question. Correctly


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda702401

          I gave this as my answer


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick133962

          Thy fgjv it xyhdjfgzyxjfh h.c giif i'n ufncjglyfugHhfutjgjgudfo


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tris-xs

          why is it Une and not Un


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

          Don't repeat questions.


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

          Can you put me some easy once


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

          Why not, the sentence be You eating an orange


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

          Because that's not a correct English sentence.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kid.from.Karachi

          Hello. I believe i have to use manges here because it's a "you". Where do i use manges and where do i use mange?


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

          Don't repeat questions.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Parvathy276417

          What does " manges" means?


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

          Don't repeat questions.


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

          I dont know the meaning


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/keith312245

          Why is an une how come it doesnt change


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

          Don't repeat questions.


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

          The speech seems weird. Is it really, or it just me? Like requiring way too efforts?


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

          What is the difference between mange and manges?


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

          This has been answered several times already. Please read the respective comments.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TigerDrago6

          What's the difference in using manges and manage? Both means eating or to eat right


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

          Read the other comments. This has already been answered a thousand times.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bookze251343

          When do you use manges or mange in a sentence?


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

          You should read the other comments before repeating a question. This has already been answered thousands of times.


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

          Why does French spell orange in the English way? I didn't get the question wrong but I am just wondering


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

          It is not the case that "French is spelling 'orange' in the English way". It is just the other way round. The English word "orange" is taken from French. Many French words were loaned after the Normannic conquest of Britain in 1066.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/huma529001

          Manges means is or are eating i think we have understood according to the sentence that we have use are or is


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

          "manges" cannot mean "is eating". That is "mange".


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ro9aOo

          Tu mange un croissant


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

          "tu" does not match with "mange", it needs "manges".


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.R8qFxk

          I want the exact difference between mange and manges. Where i can use mange and where i can use manges??


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

          This has been explained already.
          "mange" is 1st or 3rd person singular. So it is used with "je" ("I") and "il/elle" ("he/she/it").
          "manges is 2nd person singular. So it is used with "tu" ("you" informal, one person).

          There are other forms for other persons. This is called conjugation.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JonathanJi82303

          Is this pronounced correctly? I can barely understand a word.


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

          Yes, it's pronounced correctly. That's how French sounds. In particular, usually all the words are tied together.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/punita347395

          Why we use a manges with orange..???..manges means "are"....???


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

          No. "manges" means "(you) eat" or "(you) are eating".


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jessica991569

          Can you help me with this


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

          Yay 1st comment!!❤ Oh, follow me!! Please☺


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

          Why is this a typo?


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

          Why is what a typo?


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

          Yeah i got it wrong forgot the s


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

          Leaving out the s results in a grammatical error. This cannot be accepted.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Alexis-infinity

          Bonjour!= Hello! Tu mange une orange" same thing as You are eating an orange"

          If you need more help.. reply and ill try to help.


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

          No, it is "Tu manges une orange".


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anitya9

          What is the meaning of une and manges


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

          "une" is the indefinite article for feminine nouns (meaning "a" or "an").
          "manges" is the 2nd person singular of "manger" ("to eat"), therefore it means "(you) eat".


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alina273855

          Why is the french word for are i.e. "es" not used in this sentence?


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

          You cannot translate word by word. French does not have progressive tenses. So "tu manges" means both "you eat" and "you are eating".


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RemaRaj2

          Hey, i accidentally put a 's' after orange amd u count that as wrong


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

          Yes, that's definitely wrong. It makes "oranges" plural, which is a grammatical error.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SG-03MK-Ri

          ,ldcajkdsckdfbkdb.vkjdfbv/wfb.vfbvbafkjvb kfbvkfbvkjad


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harleen._.Kaur

          What is the difference between mange and manges


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

          First read the comments before repeating questions. This has already been answered a thousand times.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SudhaTripa7

          What is translation for eating ?


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

          Don't repeat comments.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SudhaTripa7

          What is translation for eating


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SudhaTripa7

          What is trasnlation for eating ?


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/violetstri4

          No I don't need help with this


          [deactivated user]

            Please explain the theory behind manges and mange because i get confused


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

            Yoiu could sinply read the comments and find out that this has already been explained a thousand times.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ayushi237337

            Why is it Manges instead of Mange?


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

            That has already been answered a thousand times. Please read the comments first, before repeating questions.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.FWybH1

            My answer is right that's answer is wrong in side of Tu comes es OK


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

            Can it be the case that you are mixing languages?
            We are here in the French course. "tu comes" is not French. It sounds more like Spanish.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnaGoga1

            Why it can be mange, i mean when u use mange or manges?


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

            This has already been answered several times. Next time please read the comments before repeating questions.
            "manges" is 2nd person singular, "mange" is 1st and 3rd person singular.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UsmanTahir15

            Difference between mange and manges?


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

            You should read the comments before repeating questions. This has already been answered several times.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soumyata1

            I am not understand


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

            The difference between Mange/manges


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

            ... has been explained several times already. You could just read the respective comments before repeating that question.


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

            OMGOODNESS why is this a bear saying this?! Why has no one said anything yet?! How are they ignoring this?! There's no bear in any of the stories, (at least, not this bear,) so why is there one here?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fille0905

            What's up with the way she says 'Ohhaaaage'. Is that the actual way it has to ne pronounced? I am genuinely puzzled.


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

            She doesn't say "Ohhaaaage", but I can see why you think she does. In fact she pronounces it absolutely correctly.
            What you think to be an "h" is in fact a French "r". Don't try to find an English "r" here. The French ones are much lighter!
            The stress is on the second syllable (your "aaaaa"). The vowel is a "nasal a", which is followed by a consonant that is like in "garage" ("ga'raaaaaage", not ""geredge").

            She speaks French, not English! French sounds are completely different from the ones you would expect if you speak English.

            https://de.forvo.com/word/orange/#fr


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

            So orange is a girl?


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

            The word "orange" is grammatically feminine. Every noun has a grammatical gender.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.ZGKOjl

            When do u use mange and manges


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

            You should just read the comments. This has already been explained over and over again.


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

            I dont get how the manges and mange works


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

            Just read the comments. This has already been explained numerous times.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sera207184

            I had a biiiigggg doubt!!! Une was used for femle and un for male....but i have noticed that une is used for pizza and orange tooo...so how should i determine for what object what is to b used??


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

            "une" is used for nouns that are grammatically feminine, "un" for those which are grammatically masculine.
            "orange" and "pizza" are both grammatically femininine, so you use "une".

            You have to learn the grammatical gender together with every noun (you can find it in a dictionary, too).


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

            Thank you duolingo for my typo


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.biW2M1

            What is the difference in manges,mange,mangez


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

            "tu manges" = "you (singular) eat"
            "vous mangez" = "you (plural) eat" or "you (formal) eat"
            "je mange" = "I eat"
            "il/elle mange" = "he/she/it/eats"


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

            What's the difference between mange and manges?


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

            This has already been explained numerous times. You should resd the comments first before repeating questions.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.yjjQeH

            Is UNE used as AN here?


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

            French doesn't have this distinction between "a" and "an", based on how the next word starts.
            Instead Freanch has "une" vs. "un" based on the gender of the word.

            So both "un" and "une" may translate to "a" or "an". The two concepts have no relation to one another.

            "a boy" = "un garçon" (masculine)
            "a girl" = "une fille" (feminine)
            "an egg" = "un œuf" (masculine)
            "an orange" = "une orange" (feminine)


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/archai2

            what dose tu manges une orange mean


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

            "You eat an orange". But the answer is always given by Duolingo, if you fail to find it by yourself.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.1SHLJL

            Are eating is manages


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

            "manages" does not exist. "tu manges" can be both "you eat" and "you are eating".


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Best537901

            I get confused on how or when, manges, mange, mangez are supposed to be used


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

            This has already been explained numerous times.
            Again:
            I eat - je mange
            you eat (one person) - tu manges
            he/she/it eats - il/elle mange
            we eat - nous mangeons
            you eat (several persons or formal) - vous mangez
            they eat - ils/elles mangent


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

            i dont think an is usefull


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anne981382

            But I was close spelling has never been my strong suit


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shreya_arm1

            What is difference between mange and manges?


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

            You should just read the comments before repeating a question that has already been answered numerous times.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PrincessParis999

            Dose une and un mean the same thing?

            Sometimes it dose but some it dosen't. Une can me an sometimes and un means a but sometimes une can mean a.


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

            "un" and "une" both translate to "a" or "an" in English. But they are not exchangeable.
            "un" is used for masculine nouns and "une" for the feminine ones. Gender is a distinction that does nit exist in English.
            On the other hand French does not have the distinction between words that start with the vowel and words that start with a consonant. That#s why sometimes "un" is "a" and sometimes "an", and "une" is sometimes "a" and sometimes "an".


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maria814964

            Pourquoi are et pas an


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

            ???
            What are you asking?


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

            Confused about une & un


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

            Don't you read the "tips and notes"?
            "une" is for feminine nouns, "un" for masculine ones.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.tqKc8p

            My answer was correct


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WillPhilli19

            Is there no word for are?


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

            What do you consider wrong?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PurvaDaga2

            You are eating an orange


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OLI955362

            This is getting trickier....I used: "You Eating an Orange" and got this wrong. This is the tricky...going to have to redo this chapter over again jn order to really get this down.


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

            What is tricky about that? "You Eating an Orange" is simply not a correct sentence at all.
            It could be "You eat an orange" or "You are eating an orange".

            And what should "get this down" be? Did you mean "get this done"?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saket896085

            If my answer is correct but also It is showing wrong and what i said answer is comimg again


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

            ... then you haven't looked closely enough at the details to notice the differences between the correct answer and yours.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ritesh952796

            Look at " tu mange un garçon " it means " you eat a boy " !!!!


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
            • 2301

            Your sentence is wrong. Please refer to the information on conjugation given near the top of the page by arielkangaroo. First, "tu" must be used with "manges" (not "mange"). The fill-in-the-blank question uses "Tu manges une ...." and asks you to complete it. "Garçon" is a masculine-gender noun so it requires "un", not "une". So the answer cannot be "garçon". The only singular feminine gender noun that you can choose is "orange".


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elle.g.11

            wait what? how is orange feminine?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
            • 2301

            All French nouns have a grammatical gender (either masculine or feminine). It just happens that "l'orange" is feminine, i.e., une orange.


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

            Why is it "orange"?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
            • 2301

            Because the stem of the question ends with "une" which can only be followed with a singular feminine gender noun. "Orange" is the only singular feminine gender noun on the list. None of the other choices are correct because they are plural nouns.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
            • 2301

            That would be wrong. English speakers use "an" before a noun that begins with a vowel or a vowel sound.


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

            Could it not be "Tu mange une orange" to translate to "You eat an orange"? "You eat an orange" is the same as "You are eating an orange", is it not?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
            • 2301

            Please check a conjugation chart for "manger". You cannot use "mange" whenever you want. It only fits with "je mange" (I am eating) or "il/elle mange" (he/she is eating). For "tu" (the informal "you"), you must use "manges".


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SeanAnthon12

            Why add the s at the end of mange


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
            • 2301

            Please check out the Tips & Notes on this section or look at this web site to see how verbs are conjugated in French. http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/Introduction-To-French-Verbs.htm


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Crystalii1

            Anyone else disturbed that whoever got it wrong said they would eat a boy... Just me? Okkkkk! xD


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
            • 2301

            The lesson is to teach you that you must match the gender of the noun with the gender and number of the article that precedes it, i.e., une orange (an orange). The other nouns on the list shown to you were all plural nouns and cannot be used with "une" (which is the singular feminine article).


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

            What the ❤❤❤❤


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

            I can hear something like "Tu mange orange". Is "une" even pronunced?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
            • 2301

            Yes, it is pronounced. Try listening to the slow audio a few times, then listen to the regular speed. Listening practice will definitely pay off but it takes time and effort.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steve161482

            On mange, Nous mange whats the difference?


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

            Can someone please tell me why duolingo is not useing proper tense. It makes no sence. For example, You eat an orange. Is it not "you ate an orange". Can some one please tell me why I am really curius to know.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
            • 2301

            If you are thinking only of what sounds good to your ear, you may be tempted to disregard the verb tense used in the French. That might be interesting, but it will not be correct.

            • Tu manges une orange = you eat (or) you are eating an orange
            • Tu es en train de manger une orange = you are eating an orange
            • Tu as mangé une orange = you ate an orange (a specific event in the past)
            • Tu mangeais une orange = you were eating an orange
            • Tu mangeras une orange = you will eat an orange
            • Tu vas manger une orange = you are going to eat an orange
            • Tu viens de manger une orange = you just ate an orange

            To learn another language, you will need to know how conjugation works in your own language and also in the language you are trying to learn. Try here: https://www.thoughtco.com/introduction-to-french-verbs-1371059


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

            Without context there is no "proper" tense. Each tense has it's uses and where you are seeing sentences in isolation there is nothing to indicate why one tense would be any more appropriate than any other tense.

            Duolingo focuses on present tense to start with because it provides a good basis for learning the language. Once you have a grounding in present tense, it's a lot easier to pick up other tenses later on.

            It should also be noted that as French has no "present continuous" tense, "Tu manges une orange." could mean either "You eat an orange." or "You are eating an orange." Either could be a correct translation and which is more appropriate would normally be indicated by context.


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

            What is the differance between mange and manges?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
            • 2301

            It may be the first time you are aware of this but please read the comments to find that the answer to your question is already there.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ravengirl13

            Why does it keep telling me I'm wrong when I put "a" instead of "an"? Une translates too a/an/any.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
            • 2301

            It will keep doing that because you keep putting it in wrong. "Une orange" = an orange (not "a orange"). That is not going to change. So you have to understand why. It's because whether it is "a" or "an" depends on the next word (in English). You can't say "une" is always going to translate to a specific word. Even the simple un/une is affected by the context of the sentence.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elise_mTaylor13

            "A" goes before any word beginning with a consonant, and "an" goes before a word that starts with a vowel. If it's grammatically incorrect it will mark it wrong


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sonny852458

            why is my answer "pomme" not accepted? im confused.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
            • 2301

            What kind of exercise did you have? Multiple choice? Translate from English? Type what you hear? Sliding word-tiles? What? If translating from English, "an orange" = "une orange". If selecting from a multiple choice list, was the stem "tu manges une ..."? There is no "pomme" available on that list. You can usually resolve your own question if you stop and examine the sentence carefully. Next, read the comments. If you still can't figure it out, feel free to post your question.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LucySmith589585

            It wasn't accepted because "pomme" means apple. The answer is "Tu manges une orange." Which, if you were unaware means: "You are eating an orange. " No offence but it's kind of obvious, you used the wrong fruit.


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

            So basically, french grammar is the opposite of english grammar when it comes to SVA? Like, use "mange" if the subject is singular and add an S (to make it "manges") if the subject is plural? Did I get it right?


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
            • 2301

            No, it is that French conjugates its verbs differently than in English. In English, "eat" is used for: I eat, you eat, we eat, they eat and "eats" is used for "he/she" eats. But in French, there are FIVE different verbs that must be associated with the correct pronoun (I, you -singular-, he/she, we, you -plural- ,they).

            • je mange = I eat
            • tu manges = you eat
            • il/elle mange = he/she eats
            • nous mangeons = we eat
            • vous mangez = you eat
            • ils/elles mangent = they eat

            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
            • 2301

            Either "un" or "une" may be "a" or "an". It depends on the English noun that follows whether you use "a" or "an". For nouns that begin with a vowel or vowel sound, you must use "an", not "a".


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

            I WANT TO USE "MANGEZ''


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
            • 2301

            You may translate a written exercise as "vous mangez une orange", but if you have a "type what you hear" exercise, you must type is exactly as it is spoken.


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

            ORANGE MEANS APPLE GET UR FACTS STRAIGHT DUOLINGO


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            you should get yours straight first


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