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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SandwichMaker

"Children are eating pasta."

January 15, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SandwichMaker

Why is "les pates" incorrect?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

You missed the circumflex accent on the A : les pâtes + "pasta" is about a certain quantity of pasta = some pasta -> des pâtes.

"les pâtes" would be "the pasta"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AghaZC

why do we put pate in plural sometimes and sometimes not??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

"pâte" is dough; "pâtes" is pasta.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RVarula

Well the dictionary should make that clearer in the "pâte" translation, as pasta is a viable translation for it's excercises.

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