My son is doing online assignments for class which consist of turning very simple English snippets into French. I'm trying to help out but, since I haven't done French myself for forty-odd years, I'm struggling.
The online assignment is asking for the translation of "we like; they like" which is tripping me up, despite
aimer being a regular verb, which is supposed to be easy :-)
It appears that this is either 1st or 3rd person plural, which would be
nous aimons or
ils/elles aiment, based on the French guide we have.
Yet the test is insisting it's
on aime. Why is this so? Google Translate state that both
nous translate to "we" and I don't understand the distinction. And, if they do both mean "we", why is it
on aime (1st/3rd singular) rather than