"The children eat vegetables."
Translation:Les enfants mangent des légumes.
Is there another word to describe vegetables in general. The English meaning of legume refers to nitrogen fixing vegatables like peas beans and lentles for instance. Other vegetables like corn, lettuce, peppers, cabbage, etc; would not be called legumes in english. Just an observation/ curiosity.
"The children eat vegetables" is not the same as "The children eat SOME vegetables in English." "Some vegetables" is very specific to native English speakers, meaning "a few, " or "a portion" of vegetables, where eating vegetables without qualifying is very general, and vague, indicating the vegetables being eaten don't matter as to type or quantity.
1- Végétaux include every vegetable, fruit, plant, blade of grass and tree, while légumes is only vegetables. Using "végétaux" here would be like like using "animals" when you only mean "snakes" or "birds"
2- the children eat vegetables = les enfants mangent DES légumes.