However, isn't "продукты" the plural of "продукт"? If I wanted to use the word products (for example if I really wanted to say "There are products in the bag", for example when handing a bag with a variety of sample cosmetic products to a quality control employee), would "продукты" be the right word to use?
I understand though that "продукты" is used as groceries wherever context needs it, for example I've seen big "продукты" signs on the front of many supermarkets and grocery stores in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
"In the bag are groceries" is wrong because I forgot the word 'there' before 'are groceries'. This is infuriating...
The word order in this sentence is emphasizing the new information. "What is in the bag?" -there are groceries in the bag.
Although I know that prepositions like «в» are not exactly the easiest to detect, I couldn't hear it at all in this sentence.
"The produce is in the bag" was the duo correction... does it make sense?
Given that in English, "produce" can be a noun to mean "fresh meat, fruit, and vegetables", yes.
If you go to the "Produce" aisle of a grocery store, thats where all the fresh stuff is.
it's mostly an audio issue, in irl speaking situations you can understand from context and here the в better too
what fits the best here ? «the groceries are in the bag» OR «there are groceries in the bag» ?
"There are groceries in the bag" fits better because the information the sentence introduces is the presence of the groceries - which is why "продукты" is at the end of the sentence. In the sentence "The groceries are in the bag", you are telling the listener the location of the groceries - the location is the new information - so it would go at the end of the sentence in Russian.
The solution can't be right? 'produce'??? I thought продукты is the word for products??
My language is spanish, so I have a doubt also in the translation... Groceries are only edibles or products in general? (cleaning products for example). In russian, what kind of products that word includes?
I wouldn't say "produce" or "groceries". I would say "shopping" or maybe "food".
The translation you gave for products was groceries. You can't change horses in the middle of a stream!
I think " groceries" better than produce. I don't agree with this answer
There are products in the bag is the best translation for this. Groceries are one type of products and would be assumed only if you just returned from the grocery store.