"I eat bread."


March 18, 2018



Is [パンは食べます] incorrect ? I still find は and を very confusing

March 29, 2018


I am wondering the same. Wouldn't your example mean "I eat bread (in general)" and the accepted answer mean more of "I am (currently) eating bread"?

April 25, 2018



April 26, 2018


I also put パンは食べます . Can someone please explain to me why its wrong..or what this translates to?

May 14, 2018

<pre>をis the object marker, while は is the topic marking particle. A good way to think of は is that it is used to bring context into the sentence, and to bring new information as well. Take for example, you are having a conversation about the bread, and how you are eating it. If you have already brought up the bread, you don't need to stress the context. This is like " watashi wa" at the beginning of a sentence. It is already clear that you are talking about yourself, but if you want to make it clear without stressing it, you would use は. Now, if you weren't talking about how you're eating bread, and you want to bring it up in a sentence, and stress it, with the を. So, [パンは食べます] is technically not incorrect, but in this instance, I believe, it is more correct. Sorry if it was confusing, but I hope it helps! </pre>
April 1, 2019


The sentence is "I eat bread." Therefore the は that you are wondering about goes after 私, as in, 私はパンを食べます。

March 31, 2019


Wa is used to mark the topic of the sentence (we all know that) but also when talking about when referring about something negatively. As in "i do NOT eat bread" or "i am not a student" "O" can be used for temporary objects such as food. So when you talk about how you do eat this food you'd use it. If you do not eat it you'd use "wa" I imagine theyre may be exceptions but i dont know of them. Sorry for not using the correct characters. I'm on my phone

September 14, 2019


Google translate accepts both. Still don't have a ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ clue on why duo say it's wrong

April 25, 2018


I entered パンを食べます as the answer to this question and it was marked as incorrect. Then, this question comes up which is exactly the same question in reverse, but is correct? Come on DuoLingo, sort these inconsistencies out. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23330352

April 24, 2018


Yeah makes no sense. every other instance you don't need the kanji for watashi or wa, and then for this question you do. Needs to be fixed

May 28, 2018


Yes a bit of consistency in Duolingo would be helpful.

May 10, 2018


It counted me wrong because I didn't use watashi wa.

June 1, 2018


I didn't use the first symbol in my answer, but it was still marked right. What does it mean?

March 18, 2018


I'm guessing you left out the 私は, with 私 (watashi) being I/me, and は being the sentence topic marker. パンを食べます is still a grammatically correct way of saying "I eat bread." You would say it like this when it could be understood from the context that the speaker is the one who eats bread.

March 20, 2018


So what is the grammatical error in おぱんはたべます? I put the お to be polite, but I assume that is wrong.

May 10, 2018


I've never heard of お being used before パン, plus since it's a foreign loan word from Portuguese, it's written in katakana, not hiragana.

May 10, 2018


Duo, please, fix this task. Make "watashi wa" optional and leave only "wa" or "wo" (or make them both count as correct).

August 28, 2018


Can someone please tell me when should I use "wo" and when should I use "wa" ? I'm so confused... :(

August 29, 2018


"Wa" marks the topic, "wo" marks the direct object.

August 30, 2018


Finally they add "watashi" in a sentence with "i" in it

August 30, 2018


last two didn't ask for watashi wa, but then this one does?

September 3, 2018


This is inconsistent with app the other exercises on this lesson. Watashi had never been required prior.

September 5, 2018


This is slightly wrong. They've been teaching us that "パン>は<食べます"= I eat 何," but they just had the "correct" sentence as being パン>を<たべます. This would translate to "I will eat bread." This is specifically talking about in the immediate future (there's a different conjugation for currently verbing → Bte+いる). Anyway...

October 4, 2018
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