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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?

February 6, 2018

6 Comments


[deactivated user]

    Yes, pretty much.

    Essen verb conjugation, present tense:

    • ich esse

    • du isst

    • er/sie/es isst

    • wir essen

    • ihr esst

    • sie/Sie essen


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JOAT2B

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


    [deactivated user]

      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...


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jonkobu

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/silenciador9

      so as a verb its not capitalized ?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MyaRexa

      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 :)

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