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"They are eating fries."

Translation:Ils mangent des frites.

April 4, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melsin

why DES and not LES?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ferynn

They are eating the fries = ils mangent les frites

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mfalzara

why ils mangent and not mangent-ils?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ferynn

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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/calumssss

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jennygee

Why isn't it du frites?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexanderS66

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

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