Spelling question

I've been listening to French lessons on an audio course recently, and the instructor makes it quite clear how to spell some words such as:

Manger (Duolingo says Manges) Parler (Duolingo says Parle)

Can someone explain to me the disparity? Is this instructor perhaps classically trained, old-school or simply wrong? It is a regional thing?

Thank you

June 22, 2012


Each verb has a different conjugation based on the gender and number of people. Singular: je mange, tu manges, il mange. These sound the same. Plural: nous mangeons, vous mangez, ils mangent. These sound different. They are all the present form of the verb manger.

June 22, 2012

manger and parler are the verbs in their regular form. <to eat> and <to talk>. when you describe someone who makes the action you use the suitable form. for example: he eats = il manges. it sounds the same but you write it different.

June 22, 2012

Remember duolingo is a computer generated voice rather than an instructor trying to make things easy for his students and takes a bit of getting used to. If you persevere it will help you in real French situations.

June 22, 2012
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If it helps you can think of how verbs change in English when following a subject. Example: to be (I am/she is/you are) French has many more conjugations and tenses then English it's takes some time to get used to it all.

June 23, 2012
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