"J'aime manger des pâtes."

Translation:I like to eat pasta.

February 9, 2013

149 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/aquelehugo

Why is "I love eating pasta" (instead of "I like...") a wrong translation?

July 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jazzylovesdrama

As far as I've been able to tell, j'aime only becomes love for people. Anything other than a person, you would say j'adore to indicate love.

Now my question is how do you say you just like someone in French? Il est d'accord, or something? Or is it a tone thing?

September 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jdgamble555

"Je t'aime bien." When you add "bien" to vouloir or aimer, it kind of lessens the intensity of the meaning, and in the case of "vouloir," less strong means more polite. In aimer, love becomes like.

September 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/gabejosh

Interesting.... Very interesting... :)

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JonhMany

Je t'aime bien! =I like you.

March 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mjenatz

How about 'tu me plais'?

May 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/happinessie

That would sound a bit odd, and it's more in the direction of 'you are pleasing to me'. It's not used to describe what you think of a person.

June 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/maddy32203

I know right, maybe i LOVE them. Not just LIKE them.

July 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/1923855

I agree

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Elehar

It should be "love" as well....That's what "aimer" means in french although it can be used with derived meanings it should still be acceptable as "love"

January 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4

"Aimer" only means "to love" when referring to a person. The verb "to eat" is not a person, therefore can only be translated as "to like".

I love to eat - J'adore manger

January 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Faux3

French is a Romance language. In Latin, amo / amas /amat means {I / you / he or she} LOVES. So etymologically, aime does mean "love". How the French choose to define it is up to them, of course. But as for me and my house? We love pasta. ;~)

February 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wondreviolet

I also don't understand why it's 'manger' instead of 'mange'. ??

June 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kelseyjane

"Manger" is the infinitive form of the verb. It's what it looks like without being conjugated. When a verb is the second one (e.g. in this sentence "J'aime manger") it is nearly always not conjugated. Same as in english. We say "He likes to eat" (to eat being the infinitive), rather than "He likes eats" (the conjugated form). I don't know if I explained that well at all haha

June 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/OtisWishart

As Kelseyjane said, the 'er' at the end makes it infinitive. This essentially translates to 'to eat' - making the sentence "I like to eat pasta" rather than "I like eat pasta". That's how we are taught in Australia, anyway.

August 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/msblackford

Great explanation - thank you!

May 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/BeeKeeper79

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

May 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LePetitBonbon

Wow, Merci Beaucoup!

June 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/annemaylol

Man I feel stupid...I still don't get it...*sighs

June 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/m1kael89

In most the romantic languages such as French, Spanish and Italian; you always start with a base verb for example: to eat = manger

I like TO EAT pasta J'aime MANGER des pâtes

Then the base verb needs to be conjugated just like in English:

TO EAT I/You/We/They eat She/He/it eats

Now French:

MANGER Je Mange Tu manges Il/elle mange Vous mangez Ils/elles mangeant Nous mangeons

And it goes on like that for every single verb. Even when it is in different tenses and stuff it changes again. I hope this helped you =)

July 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/annemaylol

Thanxsss I kinda understand it now :D

July 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/VictoriaOrozco0

Oh spanish is romantic

August 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/VictoriaOrozco0

Its more like latin

August 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jennyinfrance

thank you a fantastic explanation :)

February 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bethany.litner

But in the previous question, they gave me a sentence to translate into English which began "Je mange des ..." Why did it not apply there, or was that just an error ?

August 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/telemetry

If you're asking what the difference is between je mange des... and j'aime manger des..., they're saying two different things. It's the difference between "I eat..." and "I like to eat..."

The first bit of this sentence is the main verb, j'aime. "I like..." The base verb (the infinitive) is aimer - in English we usually say 'to like' or 'like', or even 'liking'. It's like the pure, basic action as a concept. When you use it to say what someone's doing, you have to conjugate it - turn it into a version that fits who is doing the liking and how (like ideas of when, finished actions and so on).

So in English, we'd say "I like..", or "she likes", that kind of thing. It tells you who is doing what. J'aime les chats. Je mange des pommes. Same as English, but just making it clear!

In this sentence, it's slightly different - instead of liking cats (an object), I'm saying I like doing something. In English, "I like to eat." Or "I like eating". It's a general activity, a concept, so we use the infinitive like I mentioned above. I like to run. I like running. Same idea! The main action in the sentence is me liking something, but then I need to add what that thing is.

In French you add the infinitive form of the verb, so you get j'aime (infinitive). 'I like (doing something).' J'aime manger = I like to eat/eating. The actual liking is the verb, but the eating is a general action or activity. You don't conjugate it, or you'd get something like "I like I eat", which is similarly wrong in English!

You probably intuitively know all this in English anyway, maybe without ever having thought about it. It's really the same deal here, you just need to recognise what's going on

August 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Susan836179

Are you Asian? 한국인이에요?

July 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Apranyk

You said almost always, which means it has expetions, right? So if it's possible could explain when we do conjugate? Or could refer a site I could look it up? Thank you in advanced.

December 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/fuyaoyao

Great explanation!! MERCI BEAUCOUP!!!

July 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/avishan

Pasta or pastry?

March 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CatherineDurant

Pasta

March 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Wunel

Both are acceptable, I suppose context would distinguish them (said in a bakery vs said in a restaurant) but I am sure you could also specify it somehow.

June 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/gabejosh

But Duolingo marked 'pastry' as wrong... why then?

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/happinessie

Because it is looking for the plural - which is "pastries". The plural of pasta just happens to be pasta. :)

June 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/shriramk

Grr. Pâte was definitively pastry last night, and is definitively pasta tonight.

March 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dbucar

read it up - dough in singular, pasta in plural

March 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CatherineDurant

I've never tried 'pastries'. I'd like to try that!

March 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Je_suis_BiDo

I answered "I love eating pasta" and they counted it incorrect. Why must it be "like" not "love"?

July 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/BethTowers

because j'aime is like not love

August 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/carrymehigh

isn't J'adore love?

June 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AstroTheNomer

adorer is much more than aimer. aimer means to like/love,while adorer means to love(strongly)/adore/admire

June 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CochiCarrie

Can't j'aime be "I love" ? Once I was marked wrong saying 'I like' is correct. Or is it that we are not supposed to love fries but like it?

July 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
Mod

    Aimer means "to like" when used as a semi-auxiliary verb in front of other verbs or when used with inanimate objects.

    August 11, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/jdgamble555

    we can still love an inanimate object, this is not correct

    September 7, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/AstroTheNomer

    It can,you should report it :)

    July 21, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/CatherineDurant

    I sometimes get this mixed up. Look at this: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1255673 . I hope it helps you! :)

    March 10, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/ShrutiSach

    Oui mais ici il ya j'aime

    September 13, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/DuFarge

    pates = pasta, pate = dough and pate? You know pate de fois gras. (sorry can't do the accent here)

    June 12, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/sarahosama1

    I got confuesed guys love and like some times aimer is like or love .?????

    July 13, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/odirdeoliveira

    It couldn't be 'I love'?

    August 6, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/SamishiiKaku

    Pastaaa~~

    November 14, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/PatriciaHa337533

    The Great Papyrus agrees with this notion! Eat pasta whenever you can!

    December 30, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kelpin_Ocran.

    Pap. I think that with that comment, you PASTA the weirdness quota for the day.

    April 8, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/PatriciaHa337533

    Sans, please!

    June 7, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kelpin_Ocran.

    Please what? make another SKELE-TASTIC PUN?!?!?!? HAHAHA!!! I think that was my most HUMERUS one yet! It's SANS-SATIONAL!!!!

    June 8, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/gwapes

    So, "pates" means pastries, pasta and dough?

    February 9, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/strangeways

    "Pâtes" in the plural means pasta. "Pâte" in the singular means dough.

    February 9, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/soheyl.moheb

    hello "ways" your answer is such a great one that i gave a lingot to you .... enjoy that :))) are you a native french speaker ?

    December 15, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/wildengel

    I put pastries and was correct!

    January 16, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/BarbaraL1

    I put pastries and was wrong.

    August 7, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/wildengel

    I wonder how this can be!

    August 19, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Bowl_of_Gnocchi

    Its cause you are being watched... By the Kittens!

    September 9, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/alan.bleie

    Was looking for this. Thank you

    May 21, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/cockroachlurcher

    urm, I'm not sure why this is under future

    September 7, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/AstroTheNomer

    Is "I like eating pasta" correct? if not please explain the difference

    June 7, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/Shinjinee

    It says correct for me.

    August 16, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Isadora_92

    Can I use Love in this case?

    July 10, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4

    No, because the verb "aimer" only becomes "love" when referring to persons or animals/pets.

    September 3, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Arthur_L

    This discussion illustrates perfectly what I see as a significant problem in the Duolingo course: there is no text to study before taking the lesson quizzes (i.e., there are tests but no lessons). For someone with zero exposure to the language before coming to Duolingo, this cannot help but be extremely frustrating, since one is guaranteed to fail every lesson before eventually retaking it enough times to finally pass. It's certainly one way to learn, but I wonder how many folks can handle the frustration and stick with it.

    August 10, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/LatecomerLaurie

    (American English speaker) The "quizzes" are the lessons! Keep at it - you've gotten this far already.

    October 6, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/BigHump

    'I love eating pasta'/'I love to eat pasta' should also be accepted. Aimer can be to like or to love.

    August 31, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
    Mod

      This isn't universally true. Aimer only means "to love" for specific people and pets. Otherwise, i means "to like".

      August 31, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/jdgamble555

      but in English we CAN love things as well

      September 7, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
      Mod

        Sure, but you must use adorer for that in French.

        September 7, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/jdgamble555

        Not true here is why. If I love something in English, I really really like it. I do not love my pen in the same way that I love a person (we do not differentiate that in English), however I DO love it.

        True you can say adore, but that is a different verb here.

        In English it is a figurative love. I understand that the french direct object changes the meaning of (loving a person). That makes sense and is the difference between (j'aime ça) and (je l'aime). The French rule makes a distinction between loving an object and a person. However, we are translating FROM French to English here. I can love anything and that does not make me in love with it. Everyone who has ever taken a French class knows that aimer means to like or to love. People that are bilingual know why. Now if I said "J'aime bien manger des pâtes," there is no argument that I just LIKE pasta. There is a reason this thread has gotten so long from people missing that. I believe it can be argued regardless, which to me says it should be accepted.

        September 7, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/ale_fg

        B-but Duo... I do LOVE eating pasta

        April 29, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/chooseausernamee

        Why'd itmark me wring when I said paaaaaaaaaastaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

        January 27, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/DuFarge

        Hoping someone helps with pronunciation here. In general one pronounces the last letter of a word if it ends in 'CaReFuL', correct? The 'er' verbs, just sound like a long 'A' at the end, rather than an 'er'.

        April 26, 2013

        https://www.duolingo.com/nigeljoiner

        "The 'er' verbs, just sound like a long 'A' at the end, rather than an 'er'." - Correct Much like 'ier' sounds like YA ( long A )

        September 26, 2013

        https://www.duolingo.com/Ash2of6

        I put mangez and was correct in the audio one! i know that it is just mange for j'aime, but for this it should be manger, not mangez!

        March 20, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Wunel

        Now that is ever so slightly odd. It ought to be manger, you conjugate the first verb in a clause and other verbs are then used in the infinitive form. Why it accepted mangez, the conjugation for "vous" is beyond me, perhaps because it is a homophone.

        March 21, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Ash2of6

        What do you mean, a homophone?

        March 21, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Wunel

        Homophones are words which sound the same, mangez and manger, read and red for example.

        March 22, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Ash2of6

        Ah, I see, thanks for your explanation the Wunel; but it still makes no sense for it to allow it, as j'aime is clearly not vous ;)

        March 23, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/richarry

        What is wrong with "I love eating pasta", j'aime mange des pates?

        August 16, 2013

        https://www.duolingo.com/Prested

        Correct would be 'J'aime manger des pates', because there is an infinitive form of 'mange' ('manger') needed ('I love to eat pasta)'

        November 23, 2013

        https://www.duolingo.com/lynnmeakin

        Can you please tell me how to say "I don't like to eat pasta"? Haven't got to that part yet in these lessons, but would like to know. Many thanks!

        June 25, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Je_suis_BiDo

        If you want to use negative form, add "ne" before the first verb, and "pas" after it. This is just the general rule, and of course there are many exceptions to it. Also, (un/une/des/du/de l'/de la) are all changed into (de). Except with verb etre, then those pronouns stay the same.

        Examples:

        Je ne mange pas la pomme.

        Je ne mange pas de pomme.

        Je ne suis pas un eleve.

        Je n'aime pas manger de pates. (The one you want)

        <sub>~</sub><sub>~</sub><sub>~</sub><sub>~</sub><sub>~</sub><sub>~</sub>~

        Of course, you can always say you "hate pasta", using the affirmative form.. Verb to hate is (detester).

        Je deteste manger des pates. Tu detestes manger des pates.

        July 6, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/lynnmeakin

        Oh, merci beaucoup!!! This was very clear and very helpful.

        July 13, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Je_suis_BiDo

        No problem! Happy to help!

        July 13, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/S0R0USH

        I thought she said Je manger des pates, which doesn't makes sense lol. my bad.

        December 11, 2013

        https://www.duolingo.com/90stwin_01

        So can we not say I like eating pasta...do we have to put some all the time???

        December 24, 2013

        https://www.duolingo.com/wildengel

        My belief is we do not use the "some" all the time.

        January 21, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/cdeloy

        is there an audible difference in mange and manger? I thought that I could hear one...

        January 21, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/wildengel

        My belief is that "manger" has an "ay" pronunciation at the end. "Mange" is one syllable.

        January 21, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/kjsin1994

        I can't understand it when it says pasta

        April 20, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk

        Most truest sentence. Ever. Trés vraiment! Oui! J'aime manger des pâtes

        April 25, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/msblackford

        If you put the word "most" in front of the superlative here, it's like using the superlative form twice - you could say "Most true" or just "truest" but saying "Most truest" is wrong...

        May 5, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk

        Thank you for correcting me. I shall avoid making a similar mistake again.

        May 6, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/msblackford

        No worries :)

        May 6, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Jaysparks

        How would I say "I like to eat some pastas" (plural), referring to types-of pastas?

        May 4, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/msblackford

        Um, I don't think you would ever refer to the plural of "pasta" with an "s" at the end - the word for pasta (singular) and the word for pasta (plural) in english are the same - there are a lot of words like that (sheep, moose, fish, deer, pants, etc). Therefore you don't need to change the tense in french any further? (Des pates can mean one pasta or lots of different types of pasta). I think.

        May 5, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/keviar

        The plural form is just the way how the term "pasta" is presented in French, so you would see "des pâtes" (or "les pâtes" wherever a specificity needs to be stressed) as an item. This is what I have reasoned out from reading through the discussion thread. Hope it helps! ;)

        October 1, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/CreemEgg

        cba

        May 9, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/tpdats

        Darn, I didn't note the pronunciation of "manger" and the m's mixed for me. Ah, well.

        June 4, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Vlugenhagen

        i thought pasta is uncountable, like wine and chocolate..so we say "du pâtes"? clarify anyone??

        June 8, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/randomobject

        Vlugenhagen, a partitive article (e.g. du; for an uncountable quantity, where we could use "some" in English) has to grammatically match the noun. Since pasta is always plural in French, it's "des pâtes".

        • singular feminine: de la (e.g. de la soupe = some soup)

        • singular masculine: du (de+le = du) (e.g. du vin = some wine)

        • singular but starts with vowel sound: de l' (e.g. de l'eau = some water)

        • plural (m/f): des (e.g. des pâtes = some pasta)

        • a negative expression ("not any"), with some exceptions: de (Je_suis_BiDo's gave the example "Je n'aime pas manger de pâtes" in a post above)

        I found this helpful: http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/de-vs-du-de-la-des.htm. Someone linked to it in a different discussion.

        August 7, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/abhishek.off

        Difference between mange and manger?

        June 9, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/telemetry

        Manger is the infinitive, "to eat" if you like. It's the basic form of the verb. If you want to talk about someone eating, you need to inflect it to match the person who's eating, when the action is taking place, how it's happening, and so on.

        So mange is the 1st person (and 3rd person) present simple form of manger. Basically "I eat" or "he/she/it eats". You can make all kinds of other versions of the verb - "I will eat", "they had eaten", "you ate" and so on. They're all conjugations of the base infinitive.

        In this sentence there are two verbs - aimer and manger (those are both the infinitives). Aimer is being conjugated to match the subject, so it's saying "I like..." Then you have manger, the infinitive, because you're talking about the general concept of eating. "I like to eat". You're not conjugating it to match the subject, because that would be "I like I eat" which is wrong in English too, obviously!

        It works the same way in English, and lots of other languages, you just need to spot what's going on. This might help a bit:
        http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/infinitive.htm

        June 9, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/abhishek.off

        Thank you

        June 9, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Penny1945

        On an earlier post I thought we were informed that when "like" was used it was followed by the definite article, is this not the case?

        June 12, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/alanange0830

        It can Also mean i love

        July 8, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/uneydr

        Obviously I love eating pasta is wrong :(, I've lost my only remaining heart and there are 6 more questions to go. This is my 3rd attempt already. Wish me luck!

        July 19, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/jdgamble555

        it is not wrong, it just needs to be updated

        September 7, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/shubi95

        Is pâtes pasta???

        July 20, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/ShrutiSach

        Oui

        September 13, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Gorgeoth

        Should this not also be "I like to eat pastries," due to the fact that pates (excuse, please, the absence of the circonflex) is pastries or pasta on the drop-down explaination?

        July 28, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/shebani

        I put pastries and was marked wrong.....?

        July 29, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/divaluisa

        Why give "pastries" and then not accept it? It makes sense in the sentence. I like to eat pastries.

        August 5, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/AndresGarc652115

        Does pâtes mean pasta or pastas (singular or plural) when translating into english?

        August 16, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/maritby

        Why not pastries?

        August 18, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/jorge.a.me1

        I put "I like eating pastries" and was marked wrong. Will report to Duo

        September 11, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/ShrutiSach

        Me too..

        September 13, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/tigerbread99

        ONE HUNDREDTH COMMENT YAY

        October 12, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/wolyhats

        Here I left out 'eat' in "I like eating pasta", and was of course marked incorrect. Since I answered the question quickly, I assumed "I like pasta" would have the same implied meaning as "I like eating pasta". Wouldn't this be true?

        October 13, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/telemetry

        As a casual translation, sure! But grammatically they're different things, with different meanings. Duo's making sure you're being accurate and that you know what you're doing. It's testing your ability to form a particular structure ("I like doing a thing") and also testing your vocab - letting things slide means people could get away with not learning it

        October 13, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/ALTUOR

        I know it's not part of this exercise itself, but is pasta always used in plural in French? Can I also say "j'aime manger du pâte" (or de la pâte, as I don't know whether it is a masculine or feminine word, which can be a second doubt I have) as a second option when talking?

        December 10, 2014

        https://www.duolingo.com/Shleene

        What about spaghetti? Isn't pasta and spaghetti the same thing? "J'aime manger des pates = I like to eat spaghetti"? ?

        January 13, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/language-master1

        wow these comments are really helpful

        January 23, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/sophie4tr

        Du and des sound the same. How do you tell the difference?

        January 31, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4

        "du" sounds like "do" and "des" sounds like dee".

        September 3, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/sfergie

        111 comments !

        March 12, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/Steve624008

        J'aime bien as opposed to j'aime

        March 16, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/croissantxcat

        How to say "we love to eat pasta"

        March 20, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathanjac725

        Hardest section Eva

        June 9, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/Inigo_Montoyan

        Just wondering. Is it just me or does the male voice pronounce the "e" in J'aime? I don't think the female voice does however and it seems like this happens often enough where I'm beginning to wonder at proper pronunciation.

        July 26, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/BethTowers

        same

        August 23, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/Grant_Cramer

        According to my course at Alliance Francaise, the correct article is les not des. There is an exception to the rule when using aimer, adorer and detester. Les should be substituted for des in this case.

        September 3, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/1923855

        I do not get it when aime means like, love, and enjoy.

        November 8, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/telemetry

        Why not? They all basically mean the same thing. Like with English, using them in different sentences can give a different flavour to the word, so people understand that "I love you" means something different from "I love bananas".

        You just need to learn when and where French-speakers tend to use those words, and what kind of ideas they convey in those situations

        November 8, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/cousinlove

        That is so me

        November 18, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/mariomm1917

        i've loved pasta since i was 5....so i know why i understood that

        December 9, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/NicoleJutz

        Should tolerate Jaime as J'aime

        January 3, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/Fredenney

        what the fudge semi-auxiliary (jeez how can someone remember that) means?

        February 14, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/frenzyace

        Hey guys check out this new interactive platform that can teach you a new language. It's awesome, for teaching a child a new language. I use it with pimsleur french and obviously duolingo. Thought I would share this info with you guys. The link is below.

        http://craftypioneer.com/smartcoos/

        March 20, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/PatriciaHa337533

        Nyeh

        June 27, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/abdebou

        what is mean ̈j'adore'

        July 14, 2016

        https://www.duolingo.com/Duoblah

        Well, that's a true statement

        July 31, 2016
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