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what is the difference between 'esse' and 'esst'?

June 30, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/panagiotis_ts

Esse is the first singular form of the verb "essen" (= to eat). Ich esse = I eat

I don't think that there's a word "esst" in German. Do you mean "isst"? :-)

June 30, 2015

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Thank you @panagiotists13

July 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Suzannexm

Esse > Ich esse Käse = I eat cheese

Isst > Er isst Käse = He eats cheese

June 30, 2015

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Thank you @s.uus

July 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Plugghest

They are different conjugations of the same verb.

essen (to eat):
ich esse (I eat)
du isst (you[sing. inf.] eat)
er/sie/es isst (he/she/it eats)
wir essen (we eat)
ihr esst (you[pl. inf.] eat)
sie essen (you[pl. form.]/you[sing. form.]/they eat)
sing. = singular, pl. = plural, inf. = informal, form. = formal.

June 30, 2015

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Thank you @Velosareon

July 1, 2015
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