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When to use essen, isst, esse?

I might be wrong but if I understand correctly. I think

Essen - used with plural words like Wir / Sie

Esse - used when making reference to ones self example Ich (I) esse

Isst - used when making reference to someone else, sxample Du (you) isst

Am I correct about the use of these words?

2/6/2018, 11:49:28 AM

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Yes, pretty much.

Essen verb conjugation, present tense:

  • ich esse

  • du isst

  • er/sie/es isst

  • wir essen

  • ihr esst

  • sie/Sie essen

2/6/2018, 12:38:19 PM

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Unless there's an animal and then it's frisst. ;)

2/6/2018, 5:44:16 PM

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Actually I think you can kind of use "essen" for animals, what you can't is use "fressen" for people. Unless you want to insult them of course...

2/6/2018, 6:23:12 PM

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Also if you are capitalizing Essen you have the noun for "food", which is the same for singular and plural (the article still changes)

2/6/2018, 6:10:26 PM

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so as a verb its not capitalized ?

2/7/2018, 4:49:00 AM

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Ich - esse
Du/er, sie, es - isst
Wir/sie (plural) - essen
Ihr - esst

Here are conjugations with example sentences. There are also more forms, like conditional forms - for future reference :)

2/6/2018, 4:01:26 PM
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