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

"A tomato is a vegetable."

January 23, 2013

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

I hate to get all political but Un pomodoro è una frutta!


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

As they say "knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is NOT using it in a fruit salad"...


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

Un pomodoro è UN FRUTTO (non 'una frutta')


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

Il pomodoro è davvero una bacca in agricoltura, perché cresce sulla vite, ma non voglio versare il ketchup sulle burro di arachidi.


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

Tomatoes are not vegetables! They're fruit!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PMGamache12

they can be both depending on if you speak in a scientific or culinary way


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris123456

You are absolutely correct in saying that it is a fruit. I would contest that it could be thought of as a vegetable in "culinary" terms. The latter, if used, really just reflects an absence of knowledge of the difference between a fruit and a vegetable. Not something those involved in things culinary would wish to be acused of I suspect.


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

"Knowledge is knowing the tomato is a fruit, wisdom is NOT to use it in a fruit salad..."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elena18

Wouldn't it sound more natural to say "THE tomato is a vegetable". "Il pomodoro e (sorry I don't have accent marks on my keyboard) una verdura"?


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

Of course, if you want to report that THE IL would be better, you have my seal of approval! :D

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