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

Confused about "prends"?

Hello!

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?

Thanks!

February 25, 2018

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

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.


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

Oh, I see! Thank you so much!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Prenom.Pierre

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/26393805

Look at this link, on the Spanish forum, a comrade has written a very good text that answers your question, it is in French (almost perfect) but make the effort to read it (use an online dictionary for help you translating it.)


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

It’s used a lot in French. Je vais prendre le petit dejeuner... it’s just a commonly used expression

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