I haven't figured out the difference between tem and têm. (Le or lê, either, for that matter.) Can anyone help?
Tem/lê is singular: você, ele, ela, isso tem/lê = you have/read, he/she/it has/reads. Têm/leem is plural: vocês, eles,elas têm/leem = you, they have/read
Okay. So no good rule on the hat. ;)
Thanks! That helps.
No, just a matter of conjugation
Is tem pronounced differently than têm? I can't hear a difference.
no, because "tem" is already pronounced like "têm". It's a matter of grammar
I saw that Paulenrique answered my question in another discussion thread. To repeat what he said, the answer is they aren't pronounced any differently in Brazil.
If tem is singular and tem with the accent over the e is plural, when you use "tens"? Duolingo claims that "tens" refer to 'you have' but is this singular or plural "you"? Which would have precedence, tens or tem?
"Tens" is second singular, "tu tens".