When to use Mangez-y ! and Manges-y !?

HebaA1Kwiziq community member

When to use Mangez-y ! and Manges-y !?

Why use Mangez-y ! then Manges-y !?

I don't see when they implied the use of Vous or Tu in the sentences? Please explain. Thanks

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Chris,

Thanks for your answer, but actually there is a note in the lesson to say that you add the -s for pronunciation purposes.

If you try to say 

Mange -y! you will see the problem.

Heba, the imperative has 3 forms :

 

tu, vous, nous

Manges-y! = Eat there! ( familiar ‘tu’)

Mangez-y! =Eat there! (Respectful ‘vous’)

Mangeons-y! = Let’s eat there!

 

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The sentence under question in the lesson is:

Mange dans ce restaurant ! Manges-y !
(Note: I think this is a typo and it should be mange-y. Cécile?)

The first part uses the familiar tu form (mange instead of mangez), so it stands to reason that the second part would also use it. What I don't understand, though, is that the imperative of manger ought to be mange (without the final -s). Is this a typo?

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Thanks Cécile. Now, how would you explain the following:

Va au diable! (no -s, even though the next word starts with a vowel)
Vas-y! (with -s, because the next word sounds like a vowel)
And in mange, the last sound is not a vowel, so mange-y would sound like "monshee". Would you pronounce manges-y as "monshesee" or also as "manshee"?

Go figure....

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Chris,

Yes indeed !

Although aller , even though it is irregular verb ending in ER follows the same rule in the imperative as manger which is regular as indicated in the following Kwiziq lesson -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/conjugate-regular-verbs-in-l-imperatif-imperative

Va au lit! = Go to bed!

For euphony you add the -s  again to say 

Vas-y! --->Vazi 

so it's not different from 

Manges-y ---> Man- ge- zi

Mangez-y ----> Man- gé- zi 

I would say with 3 syllables.

Hope this hleps!

 

When to use Mangez-y ! and Manges-y !?

Why use Mangez-y ! then Manges-y !?

I don't see when they implied the use of Vous or Tu in the sentences? Please explain. Thanks

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