"We are rich."

Translation:Nous sommes riches.

April 10, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nuji31

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


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


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

That was very helpful. Thanks!


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mitaine56

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mitaine56

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wm1630

Riche is an adjective look it up on a French dictionary feminine for riche is richesse meaning Wealth and is a noun féminine


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mitaine56

mimin- very wrong, riche is a masculine adjective and is also feminine, riche. l'homme est riche, la femme est riche. Richesse is a noun, which means wealth, you'right on that point , but it isn't the feminine of riche, riche can be both genders.


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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!! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MorganJoy12

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cici181474

Exactly its super easy


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/loala123bff

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


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

im doing 50 insane


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amberthomas428

I'm 25 doing it by choice


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

29 diving in for a position with cirque du soleil


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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... :-)


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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alishbak115

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cici181474

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mitaine56

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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wm1630

You have to write s in riche because is plural


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

i think bc it is pluar


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

why not to use sommons instead of sommes?


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


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

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


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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MayuMoon1

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/havison101

this is complecated


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


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fizzydrink14

How do you get a picture on your profile?


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marinv02

Whats the difference between sont and sommes


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wm1630

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


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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mitaine56

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


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wats the difference between sommes and sont


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cici181474

Ex Nous sommes aller au ciné Ils sont aller au ciné


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frenchlearner54

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


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeanlouis14

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


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

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


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

Can it be expressed as nous es riches


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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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

I am wondering the same thing...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mitaine56

mitpat- sommons isn't a word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mitaine56

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dujie1968

I see. Thank you!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/herbert1985

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


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chandra1301

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


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

It has been replied above your question.


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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" ?


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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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. :-)


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

I thought it "sont" was are?


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


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


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

Yes, it has been replied above.


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


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


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


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

Why we cannot use sont instead of sommes??


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/silentkill1

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


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


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

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


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/c_m_i7

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


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

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


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

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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.


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MorganJoy12

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/W1ND5UMM0N3R

Why sommes and not sont?


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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdolfoAlva702281

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


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

Talk about ego!


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

sont, singular, and sommes, plural??


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luv86

that is confusing I just started duolingo 3 days ago


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

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


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

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


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

I wish Nous sommes riche.


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

Nous sommes richeS. (several persons)


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

Ur a greedy pand bruh:-D :-D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ocee10

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


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


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luv86

the questions are soo hard


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

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


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

No there no. Its becouse ur dumb bitch


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luv86

keep calm and LUV FRENCH !!!!


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


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

Thank u for teaching


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fred522

why s at the end????


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

Misspelling nous is annoying :)


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

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


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

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


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


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

On est riche could be other tranalstion right??


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

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


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

Can I say Nous avons riches?


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

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


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

What is the diffrence between sont and sommes


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

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


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

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


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

When is es used instead of sommes


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    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.


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

    when to use ' sont ' and ' sommes'


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

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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mcrider4142

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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

    yeah what does the s have to do with anything


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

    what does the s have to do with anything


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/haifa589

    When do i have to use sommes and sont


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MorganJoy12

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


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

    How is that wrong..


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

    when do you use sommes vs sont?


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

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


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

    When do I use sont/sommes?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abaggu7

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


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

    Why is it on not nous


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

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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiddheshBa2

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


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

    This is hard to learn


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anand1020

    What is the difference between 'sont' and sommes?


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

    You say ils sont/ elles sont and nous sommes


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

    Why is it either sommes or sont?


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wm1630

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


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


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

    Whats the diff. Between riche n riches?


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cjsmall92

    Je souhaite qu'il etait vrai...


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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AceJames3

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HELLO10122

    How wants to be my


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HELLO10122

    Who wants to be my


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

    french is a very sexist language.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulShuttl1

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


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


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

    Whats the difference between ills sont riches and nous sommes riches


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kara64445

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


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

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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hiba_faisal888

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


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

    I wish, Duo,. I wish.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/foxZ2

    Thanks alot


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RachelDawn6

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mackenzie_2019

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


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

    Why nous sommes calmes is wrong?


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


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


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

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bud106244

    why can "we" be both nous and on ?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mark869724

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ccas4780

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


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

    any reason you're not supposed to use etes?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hamza167884

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiddharthK176400

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/keke202

    why do we use sommes instead of sont


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/safad3

    Why do you have to write sommes not sont


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

    These masculine - feminin plural article things are too tough !


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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rachelrene18

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


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iliner1234

    it says riche but is with a s


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Naomi941640

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


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


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


    [deactivated user]

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielpena514010

      Rich can also mean rich


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielpena514010

      Rich can also mean riche


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

      These are so simple to do


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

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dujie1968

      Nous sommes. Ils/Elles sont.


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

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sash383885

      How is 'sommes' different from 'sont'?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kelsey230147

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kelsey230147

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Taylor795706

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rhys898832

      mltrgjjtm4efjjnhjrfnhjnhjusuhjwefhuyjnfdhjfbhjfhjunhfhfrbh


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaime420608

      once again it corrected me wrong


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nisha741396

      Somme and sont wats the difference


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anthony945661

      that no absolute sense


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ibk1479

      how do you say we are rich


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/armanisjm4

      i hate this class


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abraham240885

      i said nous sommes riche and it was wrong


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/deena.tehrani

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoshuaHild7

      i feel betrayed and lied too i feel you nuji31


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

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/French146146

      THE S IS IRRITATING


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dallasmill2

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gloom849886

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


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

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


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

      why sont becomes sommes? any rules?


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

      why do i use sommes?any transforming rules.


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

      well that's annoying isn't it


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Llana811760

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MuhammadAr724564

      I can not type french because I do understand its alphabets


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ramy621414

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MuhammadAr724564

      how to write french. I dont know alphabets


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

      why is there a difference for riche and riches


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tanushree399149

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


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

      cuz ''we'' is plural, Nuji31


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

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phreak27

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alishbak115

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


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

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tony781406

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


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

      i dnt have proper letters to complete the sentence in french


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

      there are no proper letters given for a sentence to complete


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

      will review verb tables


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abby656342

      isnt sont the plural version of are?


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

      dont get it why not nous sont


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/larina2222222

      WHY DO I HAVE TO WRITE AN S IN RICHE TOOO


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/larina2222222

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA WH6 SIKGUZ


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dms321

      am i the only one frustrated


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dms321

      ill get through it good luck everyone


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

      why not nous sont ??? please help


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

      Why not use sont instead of sommes?


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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cici181474

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


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

      Why do u write sommes sometimes and sont other times


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lohan135829

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brigitte122272

      I didn't see nous I went too fast.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RachelMcCl150022

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


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

      Do you like Oranges? Plz upvote


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

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amara462249

      whats the difference between sont and sommes


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/akhnat24

      why is it sommes and not sont


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrancisMor748561

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


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hazel95418

      why are we just talking abt rich ppl?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tharunya9

      What's the difference between sommes and sont


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/penny951291

      When do I use riche and when so I use riches


      [deactivated user]

        When do I use sont/ont/sommes?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mackenzie325109

        What is the difference between sommes and sont?


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

        Whats the difference between sommes and sont?


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

        What's the difference between sommes and sont?


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

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/creepystal3

        why sommes instead of sont?


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

        Im a junior lol im just learnjng on my own


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mcool_99

        When to use sommes for 'are' instead of sont


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mcool_99

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


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

        When is sont used and when is sommes used?


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


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

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


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/varunkul01

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


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

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


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


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

        Why not nous sont riches


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JuliePenn2

        What's the differnce between sont and sommes?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vaanchhit1

        Why to use sommes instead of sont here?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Milkyway857

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

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