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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mattiamattia

"Oui, la fille mange du pain."

December 15, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lingochief

when do you know when it is present simple or present continuous?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fellas_is_it

French doesn't have a progressive tense (the -ing forms) like we do in English. Instead, the present tense is used for both cases: "I eat chicken" and "I am eating chicken" are translated the same way. In real life, context gives the meaning. On Duolingo, though, it's just your personal preference.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aleenik

How do we know what tense we are talking about here? Warning: I suck at grammar.

Like, this could be translated as 'Yes, the girl eats bread' or 'Yes, the girl is eating bread.' Both are very different because of their tense.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/northernguy

Except in English they say the same thing. Thus either translation would work.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rustre-campagne1

I think French speakers would understand which one you mean depending on the context. Like northernguy said, they mean the same.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zoey10122

u know whats funny i was eating bread when i did this lol

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