"We are eating pasta."

Translation:Nous mangeons des pâtes.

February 14, 2013



les pâtes is feminine. since you refer to it in the plural, it is des; both du and de la become des in the plural to mean some

August 14, 2013


Why not "Nous mangeons du pâte" ?

February 14, 2013

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Always the plural (pâtes) when referring to pasta. In the singular, it has other meanings (mostly pastry related).

May 19, 2013


because pasta is plural not singular

February 23, 2014


I think this is the key for English speakers. We don't immediately think that an Italian word ending in a is a plural. Referenda, agenda etc

August 16, 2018

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I made the same mistake. Why?

March 12, 2013


Maybe they call it "pâtes" because usually you eat more than one "pâte" in a meal? I'm just guessing...

March 12, 2013

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My guess is that "des" sounds different from "du" .

March 12, 2013


Du= de+le for masculine. la pâte or des pâte

March 15, 2013

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so it can be de la pate ?

December 24, 2016


Why is "nous sommes mangeons des pâtes" not correct?

October 13, 2016


Because you don't need to write down "are" when the word is eating. Nous mangeons already says "We are eating"

February 25, 2018


How do you know what form of mange to use??

August 17, 2017


They're called congigations, you can memorize this:

Je mange Tu manges Il mange Nous mangeons Vous mangez Ils manges

September 16, 2017


This was not included in the lessons, but still showed up on the test >.>

July 5, 2016


it happens to me too i keep seeing questions showing up that are not included in the lesson they should fix that problem

October 5, 2016

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So. "Nous mangeons des pâtes" is like "La fille mange des fruits" -- the French just refer to some food in the plural. I hope I remember this, it'll come in handy at restaurants.

November 23, 2016


plural verb here is confusing. Why elsewhere told not to pluralise verbs and here we are doing so? How can I get this right for future reference? In notes it states: ils/elles relates to conjugation 'parlent', not 'parlents' even if we know we are dealing with a multiple number of people. This is very confusing? Can someone please explain this simply?

January 16, 2017


The verb isn't plural. When conjugating regular -er verbs the ending for nous is -ons. It's like in English. I eat. He eats. "Eats" isn't plural despite ending with an s.

April 26, 2017


I clicked the right one, it still said i was wrong.

September 16, 2017


I believe this translation actually means we are eating some pasta. My response which was deemed incorrect, was nous mangeons les pates...

September 21, 2017


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March 20, 2018


I understand 'pates ' is pasta,singular,how it comes to be plural?

October 17, 2018
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