Why do i need to say- Le chat mange une pomme rouge, and not- Le chat est mange une pomme rouge ?
Why i dont need the "est" ? cuz it's- The cat is eating a red apple..please can someone explaine
There are two possible ways to make the present tense in French. The simple present and the "être + en train de + infinitive" form.
If you want to say "I'm eating", you can say :
-Je suis en train de manger
The first form can be used whenever you want to translate present tenses. The second form is used to emphasize the fact that you are doing it RIGHT NOW.
Let's say you have a friend that suggests you to go to the cinema but you are working. To emphasize the fact that you are working and cannot go to the cinema with him/her, you will use "en train de".
-Viens, on va au cinéma. (Come, let's go to the cinema.)
-Désolé, je ne peux pas, je suis en train de travailler. (Sorry, I cannot, I'm working.)