essen instead of isst means that it's plural. Madchen always remains the same (though it's das when singular and die when plural)
Thank you so much! :) i did quiet a big research on the internet but i couldnt find anything! Have a nice day :)
Different extensions of verbs. Check it on internet. This is Präsens (Present Simple/Continuous)
The word Mädchen could mean both, singular and plural. So, to distiguish between the two, you have to look at the context. The verb "essen" is used for plural subjects (we, they) and the formal "you". So here, we know that Mädchen means plural : the girls.
In addition, as Christian said, if there's no article used before the word "Mädchen", it means plural. (http://duolingo.com/#/comment/159264) I've just known it though.. :D
- Das Mädchen = the girl
- Die Mädchen = the girls
- Mädchen = girls.
Because that is a fragment and not a complete sentence. For example: "This is a picture of girls eating rice."