https://www.duolingo.com/bolesh

what is the difference between "est" and "es"?

starting to learn french, and i do not understand when i should write "est" and when "es" (and what "es" exactly means, as duolingo does not give a translation to it) can someone shed some light on that for me?

August 26, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/wiewo

je suis, tu es, il/elle/on est, ... "es" is the second person singular and "est" the third person singular.

August 26, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/hugolemieux

Don't know if it's true for French (beta), but in the german part of the website, when you put the mouse over a verb, in the list of words, there is a blue "C" (for conjugation I suppose). There you should see all the conjugations of that verb. In the case of the verb "être" (To be):

  • Je suis (I am)
  • Tu es (You are)
  • Il/elle/on est (He/she/it is)
  • Nous sommes (We are)
  • Vous êtes (You are)
  • Ils sont (They are)
August 26, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/jammydodger123

The simplest way to remember that I know is to use 'est' for is and 'es' for are

August 26, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/anomalocaris

Here's UT's Introduction to Verbs with some explanations about conjugation in general: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/v1.html and here's their page for être: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/virr1.html

August 26, 2012
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