"We like restaurants."
Translation:Wir mögen Restaurants.
I peeked "resturants" and said it's German version was "restaurante" not "restaurants".
Why not "restuarante"?
There are a lot of endings for plural nouns in German. You can find them here with great explanations:
Restaurant is not a German word. That being said, what you are looking for in the link is point 7...
"7. -S ending: Many foreign words get an -s ending in German to form the plural."
Also, here is a list of possible spellings of "Restaurant" depending on case and quantityÖ
Hope that helps!
You can say it either way:
- Wir mögen Restaurants. == We like restaurants.
- Restaurants mögen wir. == Restaurants, we like.
Granted, one will rarely, if ever, encounter the second form in English. (Yoda doesn't count, thank you very much.) But, still, grammatically correct it is.
weird. I put Wir mögen Restaurants but Duo changed it to: Uns gefallen Restaurants. Is that also an answer?
Yes, it is. But I wonder why "Wir mögen Restaurants." is not accepted.
"Uns gefallen Restaurants." has a similar structure to "Us amuse restaurants." The German version "Uns gefallen Restaurants." is often in use and a normal sentence, while in my opion "us amuse ..." is not common in use.
One should consider "Uns gefallen Restaurants" to be more akin to "Restaurants are pleasing to us." The "to" should be included to indicate the Dativ aspect (otherwise, "us" is wrong, as that is the third-person plural as an object).
Difference between mögen and wollen? My theory is that mögen is for objects, whereas wollen is for verbs, but is this correct?
Wollen means "want". Not quite the same. You can want something without liking it (self-discipline, going home, etc.). And you can like something, but not actually want it.
But it is true that usually we want what we like and like what we want.
möge is the singular, first-person conjugation of mögen. Wir is plural, first-person, and the conjugation of any verb for plural first-person is the same as for plural third-person, and in the present tense, that is the infinitive. (NB: the formal, second-person conjugation is also the same as the plural third-person.)