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"I eat the sugar."

March 13, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/janelinor

i don't think your dentist will be thrilled

March 27, 2013

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Why not "Je mange du sucre"?

March 14, 2013

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"the" translates in "le" and vice-versa.

March 16, 2013

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When do you use "je mange du"?

April 22, 2013

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when you get "I eat sugar", which means an undefined quantity of sugar, translated in French by the partitive construction with preposition de+ definite article:

je mange du sucre (du = contraction of de+le)

je mange de la soupe

April 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kotoran

Why isn't "sucre" feminine if it ends in e?

March 18, 2013

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Not all words ending in -e are feminine. Genders are not determined by the actual form of the word, although there are a number of patterns you might find useful: http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/genderpatterns.htm

March 18, 2013
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