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"Do you eat?"

December 19, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/klambrose6

When you put the subject directly behind the verb, do you always use a hyphen to separate the two, as in "manges-tu"?

January 8, 2013

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Good question, yes, you need the hyphen.

January 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/izzamel

Would also be fine to say "est-ce que tu manges?" but that's kind of a silly sentence. To ask, informally, if the person you are speaking to is hungry, you say "Tu as faim?" Which literally translates to "do you have hunger?"

December 19, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/OliverDavenport

It would also be correct to say "est-ce que tu manges ?" yes. It's not a silly sentence, it means exactly the same thing either way you say it.

December 25, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/arronhunt

Which one is more correct, "Manges-tu" or "Tu manges"

January 10, 2013

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The more correct is "manges-tu ?" or "est-ce que tu manges ?" - "tu manges" is mainly oral.

January 11, 2013

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Manges-tu is more formal. Cheers!

January 22, 2013

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I should say that maybe you may not try and find a real meaning in every short sentence proposed here.

Indeed, in certain contexts, you can find "est-ce que tu manges ?".

Example: "quand est-ce que tu manges ?" Or: "Quand tu as seulement une heure de pause, est-ce que tu manges?"

December 19, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/FreakyFrogz

I thought "Tu mange?" would pass as "almost correct" (the right answer is "Tu manges?)

January 18, 2013
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