Google translate says Isst means "eating", but Duolingo translates "Isst" as "eat".

Google translate says Esse means "Eat" but Duolingo says it means "Eating".

So which is it?

July 28, 2012


German only has one present tense form, so ich esse means I eat, I am eating, I do eat; du isst is you eat, you are eating etc.

July 28, 2012

Simple present and present continuous are the same in German, so, for the third person sigular, "He eats" and "He is eating" would be "Er isst". "Esse" is for the first person singular, as in "Ich esse" = "I eat".

July 28, 2012
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