"Je mange une tomate rouge."
Translation:I am eating a red tomato.
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I always get stuck with using une and un. I understand that one is feminine and one is masculine however this question may sound stupid but how I can categorize when a food is supposed to be a specific gender?
Memorizing gender sucks. There are shortcuts to this, however. Words ending in "-e" are usually feminine. Words that define feminine figures are feminine, of course.
Words ending in (-tion, -sion, -son, -ure, -ude, -ée, -té, -iere, Consonant + ie, -euse, -ance, -ence, Vowel + consonant + e, -ear) are usually feminine
Words ending in (-age, -ment, -il, -ail, -eil, -ueil, -é (but not -té), -eau, -ou, -ème, -ège, -i, -at, -ot, -er, -oir, -isme, -ing, -ard, -eur and consonants) are usually masculine. Some nouns break the rule, but you just have to memorize them. Keeping this in mind will reduce the stuff you have to memorize, however.
How do you know when to put the adjective rouge before or after the noun, tomate?
Usually in French, the adjectives are after the noun :). In some cases, both are possible though.
French adjectives usually are placed after the noun they modify. Some exceptions are adjectives that refer to:
There are other exceptions to this with some adjectives that may be either before or after but they have a different meaning depending on where they are placed. Save that for later.
how do I know when to use mange/mangent/manges etc... ??? Failed this section trois times... haha
I (je)- mange You (tu)- manges You (vous)- mangez He/she (il/elle)- mange We (nous)- mangeons They (ils)- mangent
Just note those as basic. Useful?
You must learn how to conjugate verbs, in French and in English. Sorry, but it is impossible to proceed without knowing it. Open this page in your browser for full information: https://www.thoughtco.com/introduction-to-french-verbs-1371059
dyomande- I is the subject of the verb and has nothing to do with the complement or the object. je mange une pomme, je mange des pommes, only the article has something to do with the noun. The pronoun I, goes with the verb.
Is the translation really "am eating" and not simply, "eat"? I thought the former would require a different verb conjugation?
In french and some other languages which i believe include spanish use adjactives after nouns instead of before them. Hope i was helpful!!! : )
In English, we put adjective before nouns. But in French, adjectives usually are place after nouns. So "une tomate rouge" = "a red tomato".
Very weird that it uses une and its for girls and un is for boys tomato has no gender in French its just dumb