"They are eating fries."

Translation:Ils mangent des frites.

April 4, 2013

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/melsin

why DES and not LES?

April 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ferynn

They are eating the fries = ils mangent les frites

They are eating fries (undifined amount, generality) = Ils mangent des frites.

April 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mfalzara

why ils mangent and not mangent-ils?

April 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ferynn

"Mangent-ils..." is a specific construction dedicated to questions, only.

Mangent-ils des frites ? Oui, ils mangent des frites.

April 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/calumssss

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March 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jennygee

Why isn't it du frites?

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexanderS66

I agree, they have du raisin for grapes, but not for fries?

May 16, 2014
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