On : we
Look at these examples:
On est très proches, ma soeur et moi.We are very close, my sister and I. On va au cinéma ce soirWe're going to the cinema tonight.
This use of "on" is for a specific group of people of which you're part: e.g. 'My friends and I'.
Here "on" is equivalent in meaning to "nous" (we), though they aren't followed by the same conjugation of the verb:
On est gentils.We're nice. Nous sommes gentils.We're nice.
See also Nous vs on (subject pronouns)
On : one/you/people
You can also use 'on' in a more general sense like this:
Si on travaille dur, on gagne plusIf you work hard you earn more
Here "on" includes Men/people in general, or can be a theoretical statement such as"one <does that>".
This form is often used when expressing rules such as:
On ne doit pas parler la bouche pleine.People mustn't speak with their mouths full.
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