"I am reading a menu."

Translation:Je lis un menu.

March 1, 2013

This discussion is locked.


when do i put je suis and when do I put just je?


In English, to mean that an action is in progress at the time you speak, you use the continuous verbal form, ie verb BE + action verb in the gerund form (-ing). o he is eating means he currently eats

In French, this verbal form does not exist (directly translated “il est mangeant” is incorrect).

Therefore, you can translate either “il mange” or “il est en train de manger”, where the construction verb être + en train de + infinitive correctly expresses the English continuous form.


Je suis = I am

Je = I

You would use "je" + a verb. E.g. je mange, je dors, je lis, je suis (I eat, I sleep, I read, I am) etc.

Or maybe I'm misunderstanding your question.

Learn French in just 5 minutes a day. For free.