It can mean both, actually. What David wrote is just used to emphasize that it's currently happening (kind of like how sometimes people say "We are in the process of..." or "We are currently [doing something]" in English).
I just wanna put this out there. I looked it up, and there is no way to for sure know if a noun is feminine or masculine. This article: http://www.spanishdict.com/topics/show/1 explains it better, but it takes memorization to remember (and context clues).
Thanks. But there is no way of telling whether this is a female or male group from the question. We are simply told to translate 'we eat an apple'. Therefore do we just asume and use the masculine form?
CollinColt, in spanish ALL nouns have gender, i.e., masculine or feminine. you have to LEARN them. there are, however, some clues, e.g., USUALLY, nouns that end in an "a" like manzana are feminine, but, there are exceptions, dia, e.g.