"Les garçons et les filles mangent."
Translation:The boys and the girls are eating.
Thank you - thats just the answer I needed! Thank you everyone - much appreciated.
I could easily tell when its plural for girl/woman/man, but not boy - is it left to context to figure that out, or is there a sound differens between 'le garcon' and 'les garcons'?
le is pronounced luh, and les is pronounced lay. it's really subtle and hard to miss at first
It's hard enough to figuring out whether the words she's saying are pluralor singular now I'm supposed to know when to use "mangent"
Why we need to use a present continuous instead of just a present in the English translation? I thought mangent was a simple present tense.
mangent can mean "eat" and "are eating". there isn't a continuous tense in French
"Eats" is not a proper conjugation for English. If you want to use the verb "to eat" with "the boys and the girls," the sentence would have to be "the boys and the girls EAT." It is for that reason that "the boys and the girls EATS," would not be counted as correct.
you wouldnt say le fille, so it has to be les filles, which makes it plural
can someone explain how to tell the difference in pronunciation of "les fille" vs "les filles"? Thanks.
The word 'les' indicates the plural form. When you have the plural form of 'fille', it becomes 'filles' ,with an 's'. In English you would say "one girl", but "three girls", 'girls' with an 's'. You wouldn't say "three girl", it would be grammatically incorrect. It's the same idea. Anytime, you have 'les', it becomes a plural form, and when it's a plural form, most of the time you add an 's'. There are of course, exceptions, as there are with any language, but for the most part, you just add 's'.
Why is "Le garçon et les filles mangent", i.e., "The boy and the girls are eating" not correct?
It would be correct if that is what the sentence said. However the sentence duolingo is asking you translate is "Les garçons et les filles mangent"
Is the second 'the' necessary in the translation? Could it be "The boys and girls are eating" or does it need to be "the girls" as a result of the question saying "les filles"?
Note to everyone wondering, If it was not (plural LES) it would have definitely been (LA - feminine singular).