Mange or manges?
I started duolingo a just today and I am trying my best to learn the French language but there's one thing I keep getting wrong. Mange and manges. Don't they both mean "to eat" or something correlating to "eat". Anytime I get questions with these, I always seem to have problems. Can someone please help explain the differences between those two words to me?
Conjugation of "manger" -> http://conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-french-verb-manger.html
Je mange ... I eat tu manges... you eat
Those are two conjugations of the verb "Manger" (to eat) which is the infinitive. Je mange (I eat), Tu manges (You eat- informal), Il/Elle/On mange (He/She/One eats), Nous mangeons (We eat), Vous mangez (You eat- formal), Ils/Elles mangent (They eat) You cannot put a verb without a subject in French, it cannot stand on it's own except in command form which you will learn later. For now, I would suggest learning the conjugations of some of the common verbs and the patterns within. Look at the notes under each section and they will explain everything.
"manger" is the infinitive. It means "to eat." However, you have to conjugate this verb properly, or else it sounds weird. in english, you wouldn't say, "I to eat." same in french. depending on the subject (I, you, we, etc.) you have to conjugate this verb je mange tu manges il/elle mange nous mangeons (this is tricky, be careful) vous mangez ils/elles mangent