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Learn To Speak French – Lesson 7 – Verb Manger (to eat) and the partitive articles

some: du (m) or de la (f)

Je mange du fromage.
I’m eating (some) cheese.

Tu manges de la salade.
You’re eating some salad.

Il mange du pain.
He’s eating bread.

Elle mange du chocolat.
She’s eating some chocolate.

Elle mange du gâteau.
She’s eating (some) cake.

Nous mangeons de la viande.
We’re eating meat.

Vous mangez du poisson.
You’re eating fish.

Ils mangent de la pizza.
They’re eating (some) pizza.

Elles mangent du dessert.
They’re eating (some) dessert.

Elle adore le gâteau.
She adores / loves (the) cake.


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  1. D.
    2 years ago

    “Ils mangent” sounds almost exactly the same as “Il mange” and the feminine form too. Besides the writing, how will someone be able to tell the difference when I say, they are eating or he is eating?


    • JeFrench
      2 years ago

      You’re right. It’s impossible to tell the difference from the way it sounds. It’s only from the context of the conversation that you would be able to tell.