"We are eating."

Translation:Nous mangeons.

March 1, 2018



Why not manges??

March 28, 2018


"Manges" is the conjugation for "tu".

For "nous", the conjugation is "mangeons".

March 30, 2018


isn't this "we eat"?

March 17, 2019


It could be either "we are eating" or "we eat".

April 14, 2019


Why do we leave out "avons" ?

April 29, 2019


There is no "avons" (= have) in this sentence.

"We are eating" describes what we are doing at this very moment, but the continuous present tense does not exist in French. As a consequence, both "we are eating" and "we eat" must be translated to the French present tense: "Nous mangeons."

April 29, 2019


Why not nous sommes mangeons? Is not the same thing?

May 26, 2018


"Nous sommes mangeons" would add 2 conjugated verbs, which is not correct (we are eat, he is eats...).

"Are eating" is a continuous present formed with the auxiliary "to be", conjugated, and the present participle/gerund form of the verb (-ing)

Such a construction does not exist in French.

"We are eating" translates to "nous mangeons", and "we eat" as well.

May 27, 2018


on mangeons is the samething

March 2, 2018


On is grammatically a 3rd-person pronoun, even when it has a 1st-person meaning: the corresponding verb form is mange, not mangeons.
You can either say "nous mangeons" or "on mange", but "on mangeons" is not correct.

March 3, 2018


How are you supposed to remember that? They need to make it easier for beginners.

March 5, 2018


To remember things, you have to repeat them many times. Then, it becomes much easier.

March 13, 2018


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November 24, 2018
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