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"Nous savons manger."

December 30, 2012

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/hykatz

No, savoir followed by an infinitive translates to "know how to"

January 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Joel-Iowan

thank you. I guess my all-knowing abilities duo sometimes seems to think I have, fail.

March 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/alphabeta

I thought it was "we know to eat"... Wouldn't it need to be "nous savons comment manger" to match the translation?

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/nabeela_s

i thought also "we know to eat"

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/sweet9J

Where does the "how" come in? Urgh.

February 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/juancamilog

i thought it was nous avons mangé :(

February 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/hykatz

"Nous avons mangé" is past tense (we have eaten)

February 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/juancamilog

yeah, but is there any difference in pronunciation? How can one tell?

February 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/hykatz

"Nous avons" sounds like "noo zavon" and "nous savons" sounds like "noo savon". There's a distinct break in sounds in the latter, and a softer "s"

February 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/koche005

but how would you say "we know to eat well before a long hike"?

May 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.s_Son

OH GEEZ gimmie a break with these extra words that come out of know where! Really DUO? "We know 'how' to eat." Where the heck did this "how" come from? Now I know what "comment" means but I'm sure that would've been wrong! UGHH rolls eyes

May 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eramance

How I worked it out was remembering we are dealing with the present tense here. And manger would mean eat as in "eating". So taking that, I made " We know eating" out of the sentence, and "we know eating would" mean the same as "we know how to eat".

At least, that's how I worked it out.

May 13, 2013
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