https://www.duolingo.com/sabat

"A tomato is a vegetable."

1/23/2013, 8:46:49 PM

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kenzoxiv

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

8/2/2013, 9:25:16 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/olefattguy

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

8/3/2013, 3:47:05 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/forsilvia

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

9/4/2013, 3:38:22 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/golfwidow

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

9/5/2013, 1:16:20 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/RenatoMartins

Exactly! haha

9/21/2013, 11:49:09 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/sabat

Tomatoes are not vegetables! They're fruit!

1/23/2013, 8:46:49 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/PMGamache12

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

2/3/2013, 9:56:17 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

2/11/2013, 9:39:49 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/olefattguy

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

4/17/2013, 4:23:06 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/kenzoxiv

Love it!

8/2/2013, 9:26:04 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/JGeorgetheMyst

Si!

8/16/2016, 4:29:59 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/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"?

3/7/2013, 9:34:19 PM

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

3/7/2013, 9:51:07 PM
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