"Tu manges la viande avec du sel."
Translation:You eat the meat with salt.
Am I not able to say "some salt" now after I've been taught this or should i just report it?
Now added. Thank you! Please do report any future problems you encounter.
If you mean that you eat meat in general with salt then yes, that is also right. La viande can mean "the meat" or "meat" (in general).
Why is, "You eat meat with salt" wrong? If this is wrong, why not say "with some salt" ?
Here it is "la viande," you eat the meat with (some) salt.
You eat meat with salt = tu manges de la viande avec du sel. You can write "some salt," or just "salt." Either is correct.
My answer was exactly the same as theirs and was flagged as being incorrect also.
When the female French speaker says viande I can never understand her, so I listen to the slower pronunciation and that sounds as if she is saying something that starts with a z sound! Can that be fixed?
la viande → the meat (or "meat" if it is in general for all meat)
de la viande → (some) meat
They are different conjugations for the verb "manger."
je mange → I eat
tu manges → you (familiar) eat
il/elle/on mange → he/she/"one" eats
nous mangeons → we eat
vous mangez → you (plural/formal) eat
ils/elles mangent → they eat
So what is the difference between 'you eat' and 'you are eating' both are 'Tu manges' yet I am marked wrong?
You eat... and you are eating... should both be correct for "tu manges." What was the rest of your sentence?
This is a problem that hasn't been fixed.. Either answers- "You are eating the beef with some salt " and "You are eating the beef with salt" are both coming up as wrong with the correct answers being exactly the same.
I wrote 'some salt' instead of 'salt' and was still marked wrong, so it has not yet been corrected contrary to some moderator comments.
What was your sentence precisely? From my end I see "some" as an alternative translation. If you've typed everything else correctly (no typos) and included "some" it should work. If not, would you please attach a screenshot? It could be a bug.