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"Do you eat?"

December 19, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/klambrose6

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


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

Good question, yes, you need the hyphen.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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?"


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

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.


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

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


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

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


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

Manges-tu is more formal. Cheers!


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

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?"


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

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

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