"Is carrot juice tasty?"
Translation:האם מיץ גזר טעים?
Is there any particular reason carrot juice is מיץ גזר (singular carrot), but tomato juice is מיץ עגבניות (plural tomato)?
I don't think there is a specific reason for it, one rule of thumb that I can give you though is that usually fruit names that are derived from foreign languages used in the singular form:
מיץ מנגו, מיץ פסיפלורה, מיץ אננס, מיץ בננה
When I think about it, most of the names are used in the singular form except for some exceptions:
מיץ עגבניות, מיץ חמוציות, מיץ ענבים, מיץ אכמניות, מיץ דובדבנים, מיץ תפוחים, מיץ תפוזים
There are definitely more, these are the ones that I can think of right now.
I've tried other fruits in stuff using translations & it seems to be slightly common to be plural, but no rules? גלידת תות מיץ שזיפים , עוגיות צימוקים, דגנים אוכמניות Or did they translate wrong?
I'm going to guess that your sentence means "tasty carrot juice?" So we need something to add the word "is". The two suggested answers are to add האם first, or to put זה in the sentence, saying ?מיץ גבר זה טעים. But I'm not sure. BTW, I answered exactly as you did, and it was marked wrong.
I think מיץ גזר טעים is acceptable and grammatical, just less common. In speech, you don't hear the word האם very often.
Just curious...why is this sentence in the politics section? Is this juice made from Likkud carrots?
Because there's no direct translation in English. The only meaning האם has is to mark the sentence as a question instead of a statement. Let's say the sentence didn't have a question mark (question marks aren't spoken after all) then האם would change what would otherwise be a statement into a question. Rising intonation at the end of a sentence in spoken Hebrew also marks the difference between a question and a statement so האם can be omitted.
This is a question marker, it has no translation. This is explained in the tips and notes.
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