When should you use "Mange" and when "Manges"?
"Mange" is used with the first person singular pronoun "I" (Je): Je mange.
"Manges" is used with the second person singular pronoun "You": Tu manges
Mange is also used with third person singular. Je mange, tu manges, il/elle/on mange.
I dont know how to syntax
Manges-tu is the inverted form of "Tu mange" and it means the same thing.
so when you invert, a hyphen must be used?
Why can't it be, "Tu manges du riz?"
This is an example of inversion. Though from what I've heard in class this form of syntax is not as common as it used to be. Now it just sounds excessively formal.
I could have swore I used "Tu mange" in a previous lesson and it was correct. So why is "Mange-tu" incorrect?
because mange is used for the first person and third person singular. regular verbs ending in -er are conjugated je mange, (-e), tu manges (-es), il/elle/on mange (-e) for singular
LOL sounds like mange tout du riz
Can someone tell me why can't it be translated as "Are you eating rice?"