"Le garçon mange une orange."
Translation:The boy is eating an orange.
Why is the word "an" in french, "une" before the word "orange"? I thought that "une" was always used before a feminine word, not a fruit. Am I wrong? Please explain! Thank you!
Orange is considered feminine, hence la orange = l'orange, one orange. An apple = one pomme. Collective fruit, the fruit = le fruit is masculine. Same for animals. le animal but there are mass and fem animals. Hope this helps.
Objects can be manculine and feminine. So the masculine words le and un for say can be used for livre (book) becaue ut is feminine and la and une can be used for pomme (apple) becaue it is feminine.
Pomme is feminine. French is wierd like that so objects can be feminine or masculine.
When the noun begins with a vowel, 'le' or 'la' becomes l' (example: l'animal). When the noun starts with a consonant, you use 'le' or 'la' (example: le homme).
Actually homme turns into l'homme, because it's vowel sounds that change le/la into l', and the letter H in french isn't really pronounced (maybe slightly but not enough to make a consonant sound). Other than H words, I think its basically all consonants are le/la and all vowels are l'
You are correct! I should’ve used a different example for consonants, but I’m glad this turned into a teaching/learning moment! To reiterate for anyone trying to follow, all consonants are le/la with the exception of H words (which uses l’).
O "L'" é usado somente quando precede um substantivo que começa com vogal (L'eau) ou que inicia com consoante mas tem som de vogal (L'homme).
The cedilla (ç)? Try to remember that it makes a "s" sound, more so than a "k" sound
Can I also translate this as "The boy eat an orange"? Would it still be correct?
I tried this. the correct meaning shouls be" The boy eats an orange" but it is not approved. Imho it should be correct.
I went to quickly and messed up after a massive streak!!! I chose "man" when I knew it was "boy" :(
'Mange' in this sentence ("Le garçon mange une orange") means "is eating" or "eats." You don't need 'est' since this present tense of the verb implies it for you. So this sentence can mean, "The boy is eating an orange," or "The boy eats an orange."
I need help. I dont know when to use and not use l' in front of a word.
When the noun begins with a vowel, 'le' or 'la' becomes l' (example: l'animal). When the noun starts with a consonant, you use 'le' or 'la' (example: le garçon).
i wrote...." the boy's eating an orange." And it did not give me credit for it. I'm also doing the Spanish module I believe that the software has problems with contractions. Let me know if anyone else has this problem