How to say I ate in French: j'ai mangé

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j’ai mangé

Learning French for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say I ate in French: j'ai mangé
Say it out loud: “jhay mahn jhay

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Some more helpful words in our French More Dining Basics category:

...some (of) – …un peu de  (…oon puh doo)
...this/that – …cette  (…set)
all done – ça suffit  (seh soo fee)
another – un autre  (ah no truh)
Bon appétit! – Bon appétit!  (boan ah pay tee)
can I have…? – puis-je avoir...?  (pee jhay vwah…?)
can I see…? – puis-je voir…?  (peej vwah…?)
can we have...? – pouvons-nous avoir...?  (poo vahn noo suh vwah...?)
can we see ...? – peut-on voir…?  (peh tahn vwah…?)
Cheers! – À votre santé  (ah' voe tray sahn tray)
Eat! Eat! – manger!  (mahn jhay!)
I am hungry – J'ai faim  (zhay fah)
I am thirsty – J'ai soif  (zhay swahf)
I ate – j'ai mangé  (jhay mahn jhay)
I would like… – je voudrais…  (jhay voo draw…)
we ate – nous avons mangé  (noo zuh vahn mahn jhay)
we ate well! – nous avons bien mangé  (noo zuh vahn bee ahn mahn jhay)
we would like… – nous aimerions…  (noo zay mehr ee ohn…)

And here’s how to say I ate in other languages!

Arabic–Aakalt  (Aa kalt)
Chinese–Wǒ Chī Guòle  (Wo Chr Gwo Luh)
Croatian–i jeli  (ee yay lee)
Czech–už jsem jedl  (ooshz sem yeh del)
Finnish–minä söin  (me na soin)
French–j'ai mangé  (jhay mahn jhay)
German–ich habe gegessen  (iHk hah be geh geh sin)
Italian–ho mangiato  (oh mahn jee ah toe)
Japanese–Tabemashita  (Tah Beh Mah Shee Tah)
Korean–Naneun Meogeosseoyo.  (Nah Nun Muh Guh Ssuh Yo.)
Polish–Jadłem  (Ya' duem)
Portuguese–Já Comi  (jah koh mee)
Russian–Ya poyel/a  (Ya pah yel/a)
Spanish–I comió  (ee koe me oh')
Swahili–nisha kula  (nee shah kuh lah)
Thai–Gin Laeo  (geen lay-oh)
Turkish–i yedik  (ee yeh dik)
Vietnamese–Tôi Ăn  (Toy An)

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