"We are rich."

Translation:Nous sommes riches.

April 10, 2013

321 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Nuji31

why do I have to write an "s" in "riche" too??

April 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ferynn

The adjectives accord in gender and number with the name that carries them.

"Riche" is the same for masculine and feminine form, but when it's plural, it takes an "s".

Je suis riche / Il est riche / Elle est riche / Nous sommes riches / Ils-Elles sont riches

April 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Akshay_Chawdhry

That was very helpful. Thanks!

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/unitatos

Dont forget femine plural ends with an es while masculine plural ends with a s

October 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

unitatos- I don't understand what you mean. riche is the same for plural, feminine and masculine. riche(s)

September 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Untied_Knots

What about vous?

October 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

untied- with vous : vous êtes riche for you formal, one person. vous êtes riches for many persons.

September 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/stephaniea_2002

exactly im a 6th grader im learning French by choice but y is it soo difficult no one is forcing me but I still want 2 do it :(

January 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/5.8.1884

well I'm a 5th grader and I'm doing this by choice and I think it is easier SAID then done!! :)

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MorganJoy12

Im a 7th grader, and this is very easy this is the first language I have learned...

October 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Cici181474

Exactly its super easy

January 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/loala123bff

I think you should take some notes and try a little harder.

January 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/addiexoxo

im doing 50 insane

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/amberthomas428

I'm 25 doing it by choice

January 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/UrbanAllegory

29 diving in for a position with cirque du soleil

May 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/I.R.O.C.K.

I'm a grade 6 too. I am learning online out of my own free will. I like this app because it makes it easier to remember all the basics... :-)

August 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ConnieJoy

Same here i am also trying to do spanish and posibly manderin (chineese) though i am in the 5th i hope i will be prepared.

January 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/laurakeo

Im in 6th grade too, but i think its kinda easy. Probably because it isnt the first language ive tried to learn.

February 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Alishbak115

I'm a 6th grader too. Just try your best. I'm sure you'll do great

December 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Cici181474

Im a 7 th grader and im willing learning frech and koren

January 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GuemslyJea

Im in 8th just keep going! bonne chance à toi

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MAKOMIKOLAKO

I'm also a proud French learner, and even at 11 years old I still don't need to be told to study.

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/sofisa345

Actually, if you use the OTHER "We" (on) and say "On est" (we are), you don't have to say "Riches", you only have to say "Riche" If that was confusing:

WE ARE RICH: On est riche Nous sommes riches

November 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/loala123bff

In an easier explanation; if the sentence consists of many things like we, us, man, and woman, you would need the "s" in "riche". If the sentence consists of a single thing like me, I, man, and woman, you wouldn't need an "s" in "riche".

January 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lnfielza

because it "nous" that means theres several of u and the same thing with "les"& "des" example: je mange des bonbons. It's just how french works Trust me. Ma famille est Francophone et je va à une école française

March 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

infielza- you have a big mistake : je vais ,tu vas, il va.

September 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CarinaSnowQueen

you have to add an "s" to "riche" as the noun is plural!!

November 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MiminFishe

You have to write s in riche because is plural

January 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/addiexoxo

i think bc it is pluar

January 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/luisgersandoval

why not to use sommons instead of sommes?

May 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

"ons" is the normal conjugate ending for "we", but here, as in English, the verb to be/être is irregular, and the form for "we are" is "nous sommes". Danser (to dance): nous dansons (we dance) Être (to be): nous sommes (we are)

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jasmine.ha

I don't understand why you use 'sommes' instead of 'sont'. Can someone please explain? Is it because 'nous' is plural?

June 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Larisa_L

Because that's the appropriate from of the verb ÊTRE with the pronoun NOUS: Présent: je suis; tu es; il est; nous sommes; vous êtes; ils sont

June 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffersonA235840

The rule is Je :SUIS Tu :ES Il, Elle, On, and Qui :EST Nous :SOMMES Vous :ETES Ils, and Elles :SONT

March 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MayuMoon1

Je suis, tu es , il/elle/on est (not Qui), nous sommes, vous êtes, ils/elles sont

January 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/havison101

this is complecated

June 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/johann.fre

It's gonna be complicated at first if your native language is not one originated from the same root as french wich is latin. Such as english, german or japanese.

December 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

It's not complicate if you understand and memorize the rules and apply them, they are always the same here. The adjective has to follow the gender and the number of the noun in everycase. So, "we" is plural, "calm" must be plural.

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/fizzydrink14

How do you get a picture on your profile?

May 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

Remember. Nous sommes riche= can't be said, because "nous" is several person. So, the correct and logic way to write it is: Nous sommes riches.

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/marinv02

Whats the difference between sont and sommes

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

The person it is conjugated to. Sont belongs with Ils/elles=They and sommes belong with Nous=We.

Please, try to learn person and verb form as a unit, not just separate words. That is, try to learn "je suis"="I am", not "je"="I" and "suis"="am" because otherwise it will be difficult to tell all the "ares" apart!

je suis=I am

tu es= you are

il est=he/it is

elle est=she/it is

on est=one is

nous sommes=we are

vous êtes=you are

ils sont=they are

elles sont=they are

April 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/vfrclark

Thanks for that!

September 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/le.garcio

extremely helpful

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MiminFishe

You could put for ils sont-they are (male) and elles sont-they are (female) so is not confusing when people speaking to a Parisian because non - French speaker will think is the same meaning but different way saying it

January 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CarinaSnowQueen

Ok thanks

January 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/S-learner

When I pressed the button to show to forms of "sommes" which was indicate as the translation of "are", I got as a result the forms of both the words "sommer" and "e^tre". But when I looked on the internet the word "sommer" actually means something like "add up to; urge; admonish", which doesn't have anything to do with the word "are". Am I missing some connection or is it an error?

January 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

You're right. Forget about the verb "sommer" for now. Nous sommes is always nous sommes.

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

s-learner- you seem to forget that not all suggestions are correct. Only a choice of answers.

March 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Chelsealu_lin

wats the difference between sommes and sont

February 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lance.eck

The difference between «sommes» and «sont» is the person (the subject of the phrase). In French, the conjugation of the verb (être -- to be) has the forms «nous sommes» (that is, "we are") and «ils sont» ("they are"). "We" and "they" are the subjects of the phrases.

Think of it like English, where we have "I am, you are, he is", where the subjects are "I", "you", and "he". There's no easy-to-understand reason for the verb to change so much and in such an unusual way, based on the subjects, they just do. It's pretty irregular.

In both languages, the verbs -- "to be", in English, or «être», in French -- are actually called "irregular verbs" (or «verbes irréguliers»), because they don't follow the "normal" rules.

You'll get it with practice, just like you did with English. Hang in there!

March 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Cici181474

Ex Nous sommes aller au ciné Ils sont aller au ciné

January 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/frenchlearner54

I need a explanation why it wasn't somme or sont

September 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Somme means (a) sum. But here it is about the verb être=to be. All French verbs have six different forms for each tense, depending on the person acting the verb out.

For être in present tense indicative, these persons and their respective verb form are:

je suis=I am

tu es=you are

il/elle/on est=he/she/it/one is

nous sommes=we are

vous êtes=you are

ils/elles sont=they are

Please try to learn these as units instead of separate words! For example, try to learn that "je suis"="I am", not "je"="I" and "suis"="am".

April 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeanlouis14

Would that mean we are actually spelling '' one is rich'' not '' we are rich '' nous sommes riches

September 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

It's not "somme" it's sommes; It has been replied above.

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AnkulGupta

Can it be expressed as nous es riches

May 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

No. Nous do always belong to the verb form sommes (for the verb être=to be in present tense). Es do always belong to the pronoun tu=you in its informal and singular sense.

May 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitpat

Why is it not "nous sommons riches", the conjulate button seems to agree?

September 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

Because it's not the same verb. For the verb to be. WE ARE is always NOUS SOMMES. Only memorize it.

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sofisa345

I might be wrong, but what about ON EST? I'm not trying to confuse people, but is ON EST informal while NOUS SOMMES is formal? Vice Versa?

November 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/slmUSA

It's an irregular verb, just as in English. Etre = To be. We don't say, I be, you be, he bes, etc. It doesn't follow the regular rules of conjugation (Drop TO and ad an s to 3rd person singular).

March 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ad.vict

I am wondering the same thing...

December 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

mitpat- sommons isn't a word.

March 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

I mean for the verb to be . Sommons is from the verb SOMMER. and has nothing to do with the verb être.

March 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/dujie1968

I see. Thank you!

April 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/herbert1985

I wonder if both persons (nous) or just one of them are needed to be female to make this sentence true...

February 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

Lol, I'm sure there are wealthy men too. If a girl + a boy speaks the "nous" is masculine. we are polite (boy+girl speaking): nous sommes polis. we are polite (2 girls speaking): nous sommes polies. we are polite (2 boys speaking): nous sommes polis.

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/chandra1301

What's the difference b/w sont and sommes ??

February 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

It has been replied above your question.

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

They are different verb forms, associated with different persons: nous sommes, ils sont and elles sont.

April 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/For_aiur

I got the answer wrong but the got told that the correct answer is "on est riche". Is that right? Can't that be confused with "it is rich" ?

February 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

Nous sommes riches et on est riches are just 2 different ways to say the same thing. "on" is particular, and you don't need to bother with it until you get it in a lesson, but if you really want to know, "on" is a familiar form for "we" (and it has other roles, as in the translation of the passive form) the only diffence between "on" and "we" is that "on" carries the same conjugate form that "elle" and "il". So you never say: on sommes, but the correct form is "on est" even if the sens is "nous sommes", that's really particuliar, and you don't need to remember it right now if you're a beginner.

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

No, on is not the same as it. Il=it and he, Elle=it and she.

April 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Aryan.t

It may be. For some french is easy as pie and for some its real hard, not saying that they don't know how to study french. :-)

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Deshae-5

I thought it "sont" was are?

March 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

It's "are". Look: "sont" is always translated as "are" in English, but "are" is not always translated by "sont". You use "sont" only with "ils" or "elles". Ils sont/Elles sont: they are. Nous sommes is we are.

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/starkaudio

When looking at the conjugation help for sommes, the table (which I'm a little confused on) has "sommons" next to "nous". I don't understand why it should be "sommes" and not "sommons".

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

Yes, it has been replied above.

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sofisa345

IKR! I wish people would just read everything before asking. We could save time and space. NO OFFENSE! Hides behind Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee

November 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

There are two different verbs, être="to be", and sommer="to sum" that both have the verb form sommes. In this, and most, cases être is the correct verb choice. Être is an irregular verb and does not follow the general pattern or verb endings, while sommer is a regular -er verb that do follows the pattern.


All verb forms of être in present tense indicative:

je suis=I am

tu es=you are

il/elle/on est=he/it/she/it/one is

nous sommes=we are

vous êtes=you are

ils/elles sont=they are


All verb forms of sommer in present tense indicative:

je somme=I sum / I am summing

tu sommes=you sum / you are summing

il/elle/on somme=he/it/she/it/one sums / he/it/she/it/one is summing

nous sommons=we sum / we are summing

vous sommez=you sum / you are summing

ils/elles somment=they sum / they are summing


In real life there will be no confusion as to which verb is used.

April 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Millie59511

Thanks Åb for explaining this clearly. It's easy to forget and having a clear explanation for what my poor tired mind is trying to comprehend is nice to see. Merci Beaucoup, Åb!

March 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SHUCHINPRA

Why we cannot use sont instead of sommes??

March 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Because it is we - nous - who are something, not they - ils/elles - who are something. We are=nous sommes, they are=ils/elles sont.

April 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/silentkill1

Can any one explain me all the forms of "are" in french plz

April 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

All French verbs have six verb forms for each tense while English normally have only two - the exception is to be which in its present tense have three forms: I am, you/we/they are and he/she/it is.

It is thus a good idea to learn each French verb form together with its pronoun since the two languages do not treat verbs the same way, and since all verb forms only are used together with their respective pronoun or something that can act as such a pronoun.

The verb être=to be in present tense indicative:

je suis=I am

tu es=you are (informal singular you)

il/elle/on est=he/it/she/it/one is

nous sommes=we are

vous êtes=you are (formal singular you or informal/formal plural you)

ils/elles sont=they are* (ils for all masculine or mixed gender they, elles for all feminine they)

This means that vous is always and only used with êtes (when using être in present tense), sont is always used with ils, elles or something that can act as a substitute for ils/elles, es is always and only used together wit tu, and nous is always and only used together with sommes (when using être in present tense).

May 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PrasanshaYadav

First they tell its riche then when we ridht it it says uts riches.wth

May 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

You have encountered different sentences, one where the adjective is in a singular form and one where it is in a plural form, that is all.

All adjectives (rich=riche/riches is an adjective) have to adapt to both gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singular and plural) in French. This means that there are four different forms for each adjective in French: one masculine singular form, one feminine singular form, one masculine plural form and one feminine plural form.

Normally you add an e to a masculine form to make the feminine form, and an s to a singular form make a plural form: vert (masculine singular form of green), verte (feminine singular form of green), verts (masculine plural form of green) and vertes (feminine plural form of green).

But when the masculine singular form already ends with an e, is no extra e added. Instead do the masculine and feminine singular forms look the same and the masculine and feminine plural forms look the same. This is the case with riche and calme: riche, riche, riches, riches (calme, calme, calmes, calmes).

May 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/c_m_i7

I KNOW I DONT GET WHY WE NEED A S WITH RICHE

May 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PrasanshaYadav

I don't understand this They didn't even told us that we have to use riches

May 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

The chosen teaching method of Duolingo is a method many of its students have never encountered before. It works like this:

Duolingo gives us a phrase to work with. We do our best to do what is asked for. Then Duolingo tells us if it was correct or not correct.

Next we are supposed to analyse the task and our answer, to see if we understand them.

If we do not understand them, then we turn to the discussion page to see if there is some kind of explanation, and if not, or if there is no one satisfactory enough, do we ask about it.

Then we wait for some of our fellow students to explain the difficulty for us.

Sometimes we have to turn to some resource outside of Duolingo, like a book or another web site, to get an explanation we understand.

We are supposed to redo this process until we do understand the issue properly.

This means that Duolingo do give us tasks we might not know how to solve. We are just supposed to do our best, no matter if our solution is right or wrong. But that does not matter since the whole process is the teaching/learning method. And by the explanation we find here, or elsewhere, is what we learn from. So, it is by purpose that Duolingo do not first explain and then asks about it.

May 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

In this phrase, is the thing that the adjective is describing is nous=we, which is plural. Then so has the adjective to be, and in writing that is marked by an ending s. Je suis riche et tu es riche - nous sommes riches !

All adjectives (rich=riche/riches is an adjective) have to adapt to both gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singular and plural) in French. This means that there are four different forms for each adjective in French: one masculine singular form, one feminine singular form, one masculine plural form and one feminine plural form.

Normally you add an e to a masculine form to make the feminine form, and an s to a singular form make a plural form: vert (masculine singular form of green), verte (feminine singular form of green), verts (masculine plural form of green) and vertes (feminine plural form of green).

But when the masculine singular form already ends with an e, is no extra e added. Instead do the masculine and feminine singular forms look the same and the masculine and feminine plural forms look the same. This is the case with riche and calme: riche, riche, riches, riches (calme, calme, calmes, calmes).

May 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MorganJoy12

Nice and simple just remember that "We" is plural so "Riches" is plural too...

October 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/W1ND5UMM0N3R

Why sommes and not sont?

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BuraShimazaki

...Et calme.

October 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BuraShimazaki

But are we calm???

October 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/radassaan9

terubgfweo/sehfoueghfuoerht89serhfewuofgeuwoftrgweuithrihgtukerteyigwfuoweioyfw4eyrewgufgegfu

October 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AdolfoAlva702281

Im 26 already speaking Spanish and intermediate French. Starting to learn German just recently. All of this was by choice.

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LEGEND

Talk about ego!

June 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

ego sum!

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Lindsaur

sont, singular, and sommes, plural??

June 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Larisa_L

Not at all: those are the conjugation of the verb ÊTRE: Présent: je suis; tu es; il est; nous sommes; vous êtes; ils sont

June 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/luv86

that is confusing I just started duolingo 3 days ago

December 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

keep trying, :-) 3 days is very short.

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

"sont" and "sommes" are plural. We is plural: we are = nous sommes. They are plural. They are = Ils sont or Elles sont.

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/19shsu

I wish Nous sommes riche.

September 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

Nous sommes richeS. (several persons)

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Aryan.t

Ur a greedy pand bruh:-D :-D

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ocee10

i thought somme is singular and sont is plural? or am i wrong.....

December 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

Yes you're wrong twice. It's sommes, and not somme. "Sommes" is plural, because it is always used with "we" (nous sommes) and "sont" is plural too, but is always used with "they": ils sont/elles sont.

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/slmUSA

It's an irregular verb, just as in English. Etre = To be. We don't say, I be, you be, he bes, etc. It doesn't follow the regular rules of conjugation (Drop TO and ad an s to 3rd person singular). (Repost)

March 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/luv86

the questions are soo hard

December 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PERCE_NEIGE

No. When you will get them, you'll be able to speak in French, that's the good news.

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Aryan.t

No there no. Its becouse ur dumb ❤❤❤❤❤

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/luv86

keep calm and LUV FRENCH !!!!

December 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Aryan.t

Ur soo true man. If u want to be my friend then type me ur email now. By the way, are u a boy or girl?

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/B.j.Newtow

Thank u for teaching

April 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Fred522

why s at the end????

May 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SriHariVen

Very funny

May 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tenner.jos

Misspelling nous is annoying :)

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/BharatDesa

Whats the diffference between sont and sommes? Also is there such a thing as somme?

June 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/grnpotato

Would it be incorrect if we simply say "sommes riches"?

June 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Riassol

Can it be 'sommes riches' or does it have to be 'Nous sommes riches'? Because you can say both 'Somos ricos' and 'Nosotros somos ricos' in spanish and I just want to know since both languages are somewhat similar.

June 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/traviandou

On est riche could be other tranalstion right??

July 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/wolfe.lucas

Sally the slithering, slimy, spitting, snake; sayssss shessss so sorry ssss.

July 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/trung.n.thu

Can I say Nous avons riches?

August 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/xGodRulezx

I'm a 5th grader and thank you for the great explanation. It helped me to understand it much better. Merci beaucoup.

August 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lyzaosayta

so hard hahah

August 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Ohmonmerdedieu

What is the diffrence between sont and sommes

August 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.language

Plz plz plz help!!!!!!! What is the different between "nous" and "Nous"??

August 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/orangedrv

They're the same thing. The only difference is that the latter has the first letter capitalized.

August 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/03180078

듀오링고

August 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DaishaColv

Merci beaucoup

August 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/olla899415

Merci ^^

September 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffersonA235840

When is es used instead of sommes

September 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DancingBull

Bet you anything sommer is used when you're talking about a temporary condition as opposed to etre. For example, I am 'sick', you'd use sommer instead of etre, but I could be wrong.

September 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/le.garcio

when to use ' sont ' and ' sommes'

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/le.garcio

you are' can be written as ' tu es' ?

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Vellymymare

What's the difference between Sont and Sommes? I keep getting the wrong one and messing up my scoring

September 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mcrider4142

Can someone help me what is the difference between sont and sommes? That would be great if you could.

September 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/foxydoodlydoo

I did not know what sommes meant, i did not know that sommes was a word.

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/trung.n.thu

You can read AasaLundin's posts above. He explains very detailed about the verb Être/to be and also how to use adjectives in singular and plural forms.

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/foxydoodlydoo

no, the programe tested me on the word before i learned it. they randomly shuffle the windows, so you could get tested on a word you don't know

September 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ThatRollingStone

On est riche? That's the solution it corrected me. I dont think that's correct.

September 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DestinyDana

yeah what does the s have to do with anything

October 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DestinyDana

what does the s have to do with anything

October 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/haifa589

When do i have to use sommes and sont

October 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MorganJoy12

Nice and simple just remember that "We" is plural so "Riches" is plural too...

October 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Tyfarias

How is that wrong..

October 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MaggieSimons

when do you use sommes vs sont?

October 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/_shaquille123_

I only miss the s at the end of riche and I got it wrong for "we are rich"

October 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/NorvinPamp

When do I use sont/sommes?

November 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/abaggu7

When do we use "sont" and "sommes"??

November 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Haiwbnsigs

Why is it on not nous

November 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/npanelli

Why is sommes used when it means about? Why can't you use sont instead?

November 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/KhushbuBat

i have a confusion in sommes and sont, both the words means are(plural) than why words are different

November 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SiddheshBa2

Whats diffrnce btwn.. Sommes. & sont.
????

November 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/chancemitchell

This is hard to learn

December 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Hyperkooki

i keep saying vous instead of nous... any tips?

December 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Anand1709

What is the difference between 'sont' and sommes?

December 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CarinaSnowQueen

You say ils sont/ elles sont and nous sommes

December 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/J.R.Barker

Why is it either sommes or sont?

January 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CarinaSnowQueen

It is sommes if you are using nous, but sont if you are using ils or elles

January 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MiminFishe

You should learn basic first of "avoir( to have) and être (to be)

January 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CarinaSnowQueen

So, jai, tu as, il a, Elle a, nous avons, vows aver and ils ont, Elle's ont. And, he suis, to ex, il est, Elle est, nous sommes, vows eyes and ils sont and Elle's sont

January 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/springtail

Whats the diff. Between riche n riches?

January 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CarinaSnowQueen

Roche is the singular feminine, and riches is plural femenine.

January 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/hannrkelley

Does it accept "on"? If not, is there a way to request this as an answer for all "we" questions? I've come to understand "nous" is NEVER used in normal conversation, and constantly having it ingrained seems like a waste of time. If there's a reason why it's here I'd love to know, but for normal conversation I feel "on" should be represented more often. Sorry if it was already asked! I just want to sound as natural as possible even while learning, what better time to form habits!

January 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JosephFren

I get 'sont' & 'sommes' mixed up...... Help please!!!!

January 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CarinaSnowQueen

Sont is singular for ils and Elle's and sommes is plural for nous.

January 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/cj.downes

we are rich \

January 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/cj.downes

we are rich \

January 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JanaeThatc

What's the difference between sont and sommes when should i use each?

January 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/cjsmall92

Je souhaite qu'il etait vrai...

January 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/k1n9

Sonnes?

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/nayrad

Are pronouns necessary in french? I tried putting "sommes riches" but it said I needed 'nous'. Is this true?? If so that will be weird because most latin languages don't need them when the subject is implied

February 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AceJames3

I hate that itll show me an option of what to type and thwn when i type it it says im wrong.

February 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HELLO10122

How wants to be my

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HELLO10122

Who wants to be my

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/fortdaniels

french is a very sexist language.

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulShuttl1

Why does Somme mean sum but when used nouns Somme riches it means we are rich?

March 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/superdianita

Confusing words I really can't say when it tells me to tell a sentence that it gives me and it says it is wrong .some of the words it says can't understand

March 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/azaleayach

Whats the difference between ills sont riches and nous sommes riches

March 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/themissingspiral

How do you know when to use nous and when to use on?

March 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/E.garber

Can someone help me with conjunctions. I'm learning Spanish in school and we were doing conjunctions amd my teacher said that there were some in French, so could someone help me?

March 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ShivangiGoyal

Why can't i use étes with nous? Do we have to use sommes with nous to say 'are'

April 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/raghav0212

Meri

April 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/iamaquinoo

when to use "sont" or "sommes" for "are"

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kara64445

This is easy for me since i know Spanish some words are some what the same

June 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Vladstheawesome

I thought are is sont - but its penalising me for that?

June 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Angel_Awes

Why the 's' in riches. That means "We are richs." Which doesn't make sense but okay.

June 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/hiba_faisal888

I am in 8th grade .... so this is pretty easy .

June 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MochiMinseok

I wish, Duo,. I wish.

June 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/foxZ2

Thanks alot

July 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RachelDawn6

I dont get how the words in french mean alot of words in english how do i know what one to use?

July 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mackenzie_2019

Going into 9th grade, chose it out of choice and starting to not want to continue.

August 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HajHamis

Hello everyone

August 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RanaMoataz

Why nous sommes calmes is wrong?

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/talalemran

Good, thanks

September 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kelechiokebe

To ejiro from Kelechi. Do you know duo lingo French for English speakers any way if you do then I must tell you what happened today I wrote exactly what the answer was and I got it wrong how is that fair to anyone just because it is just for French beginners they told me I was wrong my other friends told the same complain about duo lingo French and do not show anyone in you family

September 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/xwoww
October 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/atb9454

Why is "rich" being taught before "happy" or "smile" or "hope"? Also, the word for men is being taught before women and this does not send out a good vibe...

October 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/catloverzzz

Why is it Sommes not somme and riches not riche?I am confused.

October 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bud106244

why can "we" be both nous and on ?

October 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mark869724

Why don't you give us the word before you ask us hat it is?

October 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ccas4780

I shouldn't have to put an s on riche!

October 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/resoluterush

any reason you're not supposed to use etes?

November 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Josie608798

It wasnt there

December 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/hamza167884

What is difference between "sont" and "somme" they both means are

January 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/SiddharthK176400

When do you use "sont" and "sommes"???

February 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/keke202

why do we use sommes instead of sont

May 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/safad3

Why do you have to write sommes not sont

June 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/xawad

These masculine - feminin plural article things are too tough !

August 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/nickelelr

So you can't leave out the subject in French? I tried "Sommes riches" and it wasn't accepted. I am coming from Spanish where you could certainly use "Somos ricos" since that conjugation is specific to nosotros/nosatras (we).

August 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Rachelrene18

Are you kidding me........ I got this wrong 6×.

September 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/iliner1234

it says riche but is with a s

October 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Naomi941640

In thw phrase nous sommes riches why is it sommes and not sont?

October 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/cdtBubbles

I hate conjugation

January 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pancakePolicy

im cleaning my keyboard dwsqglktebshmnf nwjedm vjdsnlkghvfcgdtyukjlkjhvgcfxdzdxgfhgj;jknbhmvgcfhxdgswretyuijljkhgfdzsgdxhfcjgkhl pojhgfxzdbhjkyvh sjifrkdkkjgtjywxc;okffc ncxdyier45o6p7p[i'l;,vcqw[p4ty7=cv.b,g;,rsdcmkcbgijfokdg.sg,m bnjroslk mvljdsdwert;lyju,korjijkkkkljhjugyhgfdfxcgvhbjnkml;lhgfzdxcgvhbjnkmlkjhugyfthdresgdxfcgvhbjkolpl'k;jlihkujgyftdxcfgvbhjnkml,;.'/ /":?.,jkhghgfsDzfxghjiok;jgfdxfhjlkfcfijlcxghjkbvcvbn

June 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheMagnifique

When do we use 'sommes' and when do we use 'sont'? And what about 'êtes', what does it mean and when is it used?

June 18, 2017

[deactivated user]

    http://prntscr.com/fps9s5 Why is in singular? And why on?

    June 29, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Danielpena514010

    Rich can also mean rich

    July 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Danielpena514010

    Rich can also mean riche

    July 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sudansharm

    Nic ao

    July 25, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/ArabKansal

    These are so simple to do

    August 7, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/NellySprat

    When do I need to use "sommes" and when "sont"?

    August 11, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/dujie1968

    Nous sommes. Ils/Elles sont.

    August 12, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/sabrinnabh

    What's the difference between sont and somme? Don't they both mean 'are'?!

    August 24, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/sash383885

    How is 'sommes' different from 'sont'?

    August 25, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kelsey230147

    Is there a difference between 'Sont ' and ' Sommes' ?

    September 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Kelsey230147

    Is there a difference between ' Sont ' and ' Sommes ' ?

    September 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Taylor795706

    When should it be 'sommes' and the other be 'sont'

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/rhys898832

    mltrgjjtm4efjjnhjrfnhjnhjusuhjwefhuyjnfdhjfbhjfhjunhfhfrbh

    September 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/jaime420608

    once again it corrected me wrong

    September 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/nisha741396

    Somme and sont wats the difference

    September 29, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Anthony945661

    that no absolute sense

    October 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ibk1232

    how do you say we are rich

    October 5, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/armanisjm4

    i hate this class

    October 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/abraham240885

    i said nous sommes riche and it was wrong

    October 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/brraaapppp

    stop

    October 11, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/DeenaT12125

    I just did not do a . !!! WOW>>>>>>.

    October 13, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/JoshuaHild7

    i feel betrayed and lied too i feel you nuji31

    October 16, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Brenen_Gjesdal

    BAH! i put down: "Nous sommes riche" but it's Nous sommes riches"

    October 16, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/French146146

    THE S IS IRRITATING

    October 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/dallasmill2

    WHY ARE THERE SO MANY DIFFERENT WORDS FOR ARE!!!!!

    October 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/LaurenPorter6

    stinking crappy app

    October 24, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/gloom849886

    do I have to put in s in riche I know French AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PUT '' S''

    November 4, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Liliu318749

    I always have trouble remembering the "Nous sommes" and the accents are hard.

    November 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zoion

    why sont becomes sommes? any rules?

    November 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Zoion

    why do i use sommes?any transforming rules.

    November 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Mouseyplay

    well that's annoying isn't it

    November 9, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Llana811760

    why do we need to write an s i dont get it

    November 14, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/MuhammadAr724564

    I can not type french because I do understand its alphabets

    November 16, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/vincemerm

    thats modist

    November 16, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Oliver767814

    Fucc

    November 17, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Ramy621414

    (Sommes) it's (are) and (sont) it's (are) too ??

    November 17, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/MuhammadAr724564

    how to write french. I dont know alphabets

    November 20, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/book_reader

    why is there a difference for riche and riches

    November 24, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Tanushree399149

    It's not helping me to write in french or telling me how to spell it.

    November 24, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/David_Goble

    cuz ''we'' is plural, Nuji31

    December 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/AtharvaLat

    Can 'sont' be replaced for sommes in this particular translation? If not, why?

    December 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/BryBeyond

    I hate auto correct. Everytime I type a translation it corrects.

    December 2, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lachlan532676

    why an s?

    December 4, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Alishbak115

    how do I know if its sont or sommes...?

    December 5, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Susie168639

    How do i know when to write sont and when to write sommes

    December 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Tony781406

    Im struggling to understand the use of est versus somme in sentences.

    December 11, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Tasy.xoxo

    Hiii

    December 16, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/gigi726834

    It is best app

    January 4, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/dimple.paleti

    i dnt have proper letters to complete the sentence in french

    January 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/dimple.paleti

    there are no proper letters given for a sentence to complete

    January 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/BarbParget

    will review verb tables

    January 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sam-__-

    Yea

    January 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/abby656342

    isnt sont the plural version of are?

    January 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/vinesh166017

    Rayan

    January 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/IvhannaGil

    Its plural

    January 20, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/addiexoxo

    dont get it why not nous sont

    January 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/larina2222222

    WHY DO I HAVE TO WRITE AN S IN RICHE TOOO

    January 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/larina2222222

    I'm rich bra

    January 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/larina2222222

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA WH6 SIKGUZ

    January 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/dms321

    am i the only one frustrated

    January 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/dms321

    ill get through it good luck everyone

    January 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/addiexoxo

    why not nous sont ??? please help

    January 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/jjsTzp

    Why not use sont instead of sommes?

    January 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/katie7588

    in the options it said u didn't have to put the s so I didn't and then they marked it wrong there so dumb u need to fix this immediately oh and this website is terrible have a good day :( I'm not sad but theres no mean pictures other then that so don't think that I am gonna be sad over your stupid website fix it now actually Idc cause its stupid and your stupid and French is stupid so just F off okay cause ik more French then you will ever know so just stop thinking you know French cause u don't and pheonix is stupid to all of u are stupid I'm not swearing cause I'm in middle school but trust me there would be stronger language if I was aloud to but even if I'm in middle school I'm still smarter then u so idc what u do but your so stupid just to recap your stupid and you know zero about French maybe you need a new career choice as teaching a different language then u can f up someone elses vocabulary and I will still use this website but only cause I like to find all ur mistakes oh and trust me ik I used shortened words like idc well I should have used idfc sorry for using the wrong language but I can speak however I want so don't think that ur better cause your not so just stop this website cause its terrible and trust me ik your not gonna read this but it wasn't a waste of my time because I'm a fast typer cause ik English and u don't so just f off

    January 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Cici181474

    Im in 7th grader and Ive learnt the frenxh language willing and now im learn koren

    January 31, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/glitter_studies

    Why do u write sommes sometimes and sont other times

    February 9, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lohan135829

    Can someone please explain to me why 'are' can be or has to be 'sont' and 'somme' on different occasions?

    February 18, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Brigitte122272

    I didn't see nous I went too fast.

    February 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/BradenORou

    Sont vs somme?

    February 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/RachelMcCl150022

    When should I use "sont" and when should I use "sommes"?

    February 27, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jazz.robin

    Do you like Oranges? Plz upvote

    March 5, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/xb_Levi_dx

    I am still having trouble identifying the various uses of "are."

    March 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/amara462249

    whats the difference between sont and sommes

    March 11, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/akhnat24

    why is it sommes and not sont

    March 13, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/FrancisMor748561

    I get mixed up on the different gender spellings, but am learning.

    March 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/hazel95418

    why are we just talking abt rich ppl?

    March 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Joshua976503

    ❤❤❤❤ you

    March 29, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/tharunya9

    What's the difference between sommes and sont

    April 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/penny951291

    When do I use riche and when so I use riches

    April 27, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      When do I use sont/ont/sommes?

      May 3, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Mackenzie325109

      What is the difference between sommes and sont?

      May 19, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/pretty-pear

      Whats the difference between sommes and sont?

      June 19, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/pretty-pear

      What's the difference between sommes and sont?

      June 19, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Aragrorn

      SEARIOUSLY?

      June 20, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Aragrorn

      why do I have to put sommes instead of sont in we are rich

      June 20, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/creepystal3

      why sommes instead of sont?

      July 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/RubiObrego

      Im a junior lol im just learnjng on my own

      July 21, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/MAHESHWARI4590

      When to use sommes for 'are' instead of sont

      July 25, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/MAHESHWARI4590

      When to use sommes for 'are' instead of sont??

      July 25, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/HiteshSikk

      When is sont used and when is sommes used?

      July 29, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/madwillow

      In French, you have to put the pronoun? This is as opposed to in Spanish, when you could say "somos rica". Of course, you could also say, "nosotros/as somos rica", using the pronoun, but it would be ok not to.

      Bottom line: Why isn't it ok to say "sommes riches" in French? Is that just something French does?

      July 31, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/purimeve

      What is the difference between sommes and sont and when don you use them is there a lesson I'm missing?

      September 2, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/varunkul01

      Typing it gets annoying after few lessons. There should be an option of switching it off like it's there in tiny cards.

      September 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Mdaanish

      Not understanding why you can use sont in some plurals but not others.

      September 24, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Millie59511

      Mdaanish, though I really recommend looking at a few of the in depth comments, the reason is simple. Just like in English we go : I am, You are, He is...etc. The same holds true for French: Je suis, Tu es, Vous etes (that "etes" should have a accent mark, but I can't do that on my pc). We know that "he are" and "they is" is not correct. Unfortunately for all of us non native French speakers, the verb "to be" is SUPER irregular.

      Note website here: https://www.thoughtco.com/etre-to-be-1371032

      It really is a game of matchmaker if you will. Only one type of conjugation of etre will go with its subject noun usually. Sorry to say it's a game of memorization.

      I really do hope this helps you. Wishing you the best on your learning journey.

      September 24, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Fariz_fx

      Why not nous sont riches

      October 1, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/JuliePenn2

      What's the differnce between sont and sommes?

      October 28, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/vaanchhit1

      Why to use sommes instead of sont here?

      December 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Milkyway857

      Why do we have to use sommes instead of es? I haven't found anything clear enough to understand.

      January 12, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/marvincorea

      Rich lesson!

      February 8, 2019
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