"I want dry fruit."
Translation:אני רוצֶה פירות יבשים.
It does. These are two different words, pronounced differently. cow = פרה (pa-ra), cows = פרות (pa-rot). fruit = פרי (pri), fruits = פירות (pei-rot).
It's a collective noun: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/collective-nouns
This is one of the irregulars. While פרי is a masculine noun, its plural form looks like a female one (פירות). But the adjective will still be in the masc. form = יבשים.
There are some words that look like one gender but are actually the opposite. Like table - שולחן and tables - שולחנות
Incorrect would be - שולחנים
I'm starting to take these too literally, I think: 'אני רוצאה פרי יאבש' Aside from my horrible spelling, how would you say this in the singular? Would you ever? Does it require the indefinite article in English to interpret it as singular?
I want a dry fruit = אני רוצה פרי יבש = ani rotse/rotsa pri yavesh. But I don't think you have many opportunities to say it...
The Hebrew translation on this page is correct, but when it gave me the "correct" Hebrew on the question/answer page, it translated fruit as פרות, which means "cows." This needs to be fixed!
Raisins, dried apricots & figs & mango & cranberries & blueberries, etc., prunes, sun-dried tomatoes (although classified as vegetable for tax purposes, is a fruit), freeze dried bananas, strawberries, pears, apples. It's any fruit that's dehydrated, gives different texture & taste but preserves for longer.
Yes, I believe that's right; it's masculine although it looks as if it were feminine in the plural.
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Vladimir, I wrote the same like you. I think we did it right. The text write of one dry fruit not dry fruits. So there is a mistake in it.