"He eats fruit."
Translation:Él come fruta.
When do yoy use the different verbs. Im confused. For example come comen comes...how do i know how to apply it
From my limited understanding, it's based on the subject. Yo-o, Tu-e/es, Usted-e, Ustedes-en, Nosotros-mos (natural form +mos. Ex: comer-comemos)
I put 'Ello come fruta' I thought Ello was he as well. Please can you clarify.
"ello" doesn't mean "he". "ello" is a demonstrative noun. the only word that translates "he" is "EL"
For example you hold down n to get ñ or you add Spanish as a language on your keyboard
That's wrong. Becuse "a fruit" is refering to one kind of fruit. In this sentens it is refering to more than one kind of fruit.
But would that not be he is eating a piece of fruit? I thought the sentence meant he eats fruit in general; or would you say "he eats fruits" if you wanted to say that person eats bananas, apples, oranges and so on?
I agree with Babella.
This is like saying, a person is a vegetarian, He does not eat meat, but he only eats vegetables and fruit.
Fruit can either be a singular noun or can used collectively, i.e. describing a class of food which is fruit.
But, there's some variability in usage because one could also "fruits and vegetables" in reference to a class of food.
By the way, the answer to your question is you could say either, "he eats fruit" or "he eats fruits" and they both mean the same.
"Se alimenta de frutas" and "Él come frutas" are also correct according to my knowledge of english
I'm not sure why 'He eats fruit' wouldn't translate to 'Come frutas'. Could someone please explain. Thanks.
frutas is the plural for fruta. just as fruits it's the plural for fruit. so treat it as such: "come frutas" = he eats fruitS. duo said translate "he eats fruiT", so you should say "él (he) come(eats) fruta (fruit). literally no plural.
When you read or speak "Él" you accentuate the letter with the line on top but with " e" you just need to say it plain as it is .
So fruit in Spanish is spelled without the i and with an a at the end?
I'm interested in learning about when you use the different verbs. For example, come, comen, comes, comemos, etc.
The difference between el and él are: el means ''the"' and él means "he". You will get to the word "it" down the road. It comes under the section of Direct Object Pronouns if you interested right now and want to google it. The word "it" can be complicated when you first start learning Spanish. For now Duo is using sentences where it is understood. In the last section, Questions, we had theses sentences: Cuánto es? How much is it? and Cuándo es? When is it?