Confused about "prends"?
I was strengthening my skills and came across the sentence, "Je prends le diner," which means I eat dinner. But couldn't I use mange here instead? Why would it be prends? When should I use prend?
Prendre = to take, to have
Prendre means to have when it's relating to food. So, Je prends le diner I have dinner (basically, I eat dinner).
You could use manger here, it's just the difference between I have (prends) dinner and I eat (mange) dinner.
Use prendre when you're talking about having or eating food.
Je prends le diner. Vous ne prenez pas de pain perdu. Etc.
Hope this helped.