"We eat pasta."
Translation:Nous mangeons des pâtes.
du = singular des = plural
pâtes (as in spaghetti) is always plural, hence you can't use du. Hope this helps.
Why is it "du" sometimes and other times "de"? I have yet to receive an sufficient explanation for this. Other halfway explanations do not hold up across the board or just do not even make sense. Perhaps it is just me.
Yes. Think about macoroni, even ONE serving has multiple pieces. You cant have just one.
"on" is "one," meaning a non-specific person. It is sometimes used informally in place of nous/we. A more experienced French speaker can probably give a better explanation, but that's the basics, as I understand it!
Can someone please explain when we use which version of the verb "mange"? It's kind of guess work for me.
Hello, have you got your answer? i'm beginner too but i think this's how: (Je/Elle/il) + "mange", (Elles/ils) + "mangent", (Tu) + "manges", (Vous) + "mangez", (Nous) + "mangeons" and "to eat" is "manger" (i like to eat = j'aime manger)
You can just hover over the word mange whenever it comes in the question and select conjugate. You'll get to know!
I usually practice on my phone, and the app doesnt have that option. But ill keep that in mind when I use web version
La pâte is singular but les pâtes is plural and de+les is des.
Again, like I had asked in my question with the turtle, WHAT IF you we just ate TWO pasta dishes, not one, and we are referring to us eating more than one pasta dish rather than pasta in general. We'd say, we eat pastas, to imply that.
so in french it'd be, nous mangeons des pates. we'll how would you know that it's referring to one pasta dish or several.
really hope it's not just based on the context for this one
It don't understand why "des" is used here instead of "les". In other translations ("J'aime les frites"), I was told that "les frites" meant fries in general and "des" would have meant some specific portion of fries. It seems that "We like pasta" is referring to pasta in general, not a specific portion of pasta. How does one determine whether to use "des" or "les" in these sentences?