I so cannot tell the difference between plurals and singulars! So frustrating!
Yes. I'm not sure if it is "Nos enfants mangent du poulet" or "Nos enfant mange du poulet"
Notre enfant is our child whereas nos enfants is our children. Nos is the plural of notre
If we have one child: Notre enfant mange du poulet. Notre = singular, instead of nos.
"enfants" and "enfant", "mange" and "mangent" are homophones. You have to listen to the possessive to tell if it's singular or plural - if it's "nos", it's plural, if it's "notre", it's singular.
I'm pretty sure in a previous lesson, <<poulet>> was clearly translated as 'hen' rather than 'chicken'........
My girlfriend (who is a native French speaker) told me that poule is a female chicken, and poulet is the male chicken, so i'm guessing that the meat would be the masculine, no matter the gender of the cooked chicken.
The conjugation of the verb is wrong - "Our children eat some chicken."
In the context of the above sentence, nous is a subject pronoun, meaning we and nos is a possessive adjective meaning our. I hope this helps.
I eat - Je mange You eat - Tu manges He/she eats - Il/Elle mange We eat - Nous mangeons You (more than one person) eat - Vous mangez They (third person (plural)) eat - Elles/Ils mangent
Hope this helps.
I have the same question. Could someone help answer? Why is "mangeons "not accepted? Edit: I just realised it is "our children" that eat so they "mangent" and it's not we who "mangeons". Pardon!
Im not too good at french or anything, but from what i've picked up- mangeons would be correct if it were talking about 'nous' (if 'nous' would have been the subject). but since the subject here is the 'enfants' (children), mangent is the correct use (because of the plural). once again, not sure if that is the correct answer. It is just from what i've picked up.. hope it helps.
"mangeons" is only used with "nous". "nos" is a possessive adjective describing "enfants", not the subject, so it doesn't change the conjugation of the verb. The subject here is "enfants", so the verb form is "mangent".