"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad" - Miles Kington
Shouldn't this be translated as "Tomatoes are not vegetables"? It seems that in Romanian the definite article can also be used to refer to a noun in its general sense, and in English we do not use a definite article in this situation.
Yes, you are correct. The translation you mentioned is the best in this case, and should be accepted. If it isn't, then please use the report button so that the course authors can correct the problem.
I used this translation as well and it is now accepted. As this is clearly a general statement, use of the definite article here is just wrong in English, though apparently mandatory in Romanian as well as several other languages. One would also say "Les tomates" in French, for example.
tomatoes are vegetables!! YOU WOULD NOT PUT THEM IN YR FRUIT SALAD WOULD U!!!????
You wouldn't put mistletoe in your salad fruit either. And yet it's a fruit.
You imply that fruit and vegetables are exclusive categories, which they ain't. pigeonholing tomatoes just does not work, all hail the free tomatoes !