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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marianne2

"Le raisin noir"

February 26, 2013

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

le raisin (singular, masculine in French) translates to grapes.

grain de raisin translates to a grape.


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

Don't know why this is not grape? Why would it be a plural?


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

how would one refer to a single grape?


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

thank you....errr..merci beaucoup !


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

I'm trying to decide if we call them black grapes in Canada. We have green grapes, red grapes, and I think we call the darkest grapes PURPLE grapes. Not that this matters too much in the end.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew8510

I have noticed that the only color used so far is this basic lessons is red and black. Maybe the coders of the page are vampires or something lol.


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

is 'noir' both the same for singular and plural in this case?


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

So now we're burning grapes too?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marianne2

le raisin is grape, not grapes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angelo000

It accepted my answer when I typed "The black grape." ...?


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

I think it's just the site acknowledging that you haven't been taught that "le raisin" is plural, so it's being lenient.


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

I am not sure, but I wonder they are referring to the raisin, that kind of dried grape. Black grape I've never seen...


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

often the dark purple grapes are referred to as black grapes, maybe this helps?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alejandra1983

how can i know that the sound is plural or singular in this sentence?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ritu.som

if grapes are plural then why it is "le' INSTEAD OF "LES"

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