Translation:School and bread
According to my korean teacher, that's pretty accurate. Japanese people learned it from Portuguese sailors. That's why they also eat a cake similar to pão de ló, that in japanese they call "castela cake".
bread is an uncountable noun. you cannot use it with "a" or numbers, and it cannot be used in the plural. instead, you would say a slice of bread or a loaf of bread. however there are times you can say breads, you would probably mean types of bread (plain white, whole grain, sesame-seed, etc.)
In Germany you could say the plural of bread for example in "Bitte zwei Brote von jeder Sorte" which means: two loafs of bread from each type, please
Is that paraphrasing Georges Danton's "After bread, education is the first need of the people."?
The official answer is shown as "a school and bread" but is it equally correct to leave out the "a?" In other words, is that article just guessed from context?
The way this level keeps switching between plural and singular with the word is frustrating.
It is. The way I get around it is to always use articles when translating into English. So instead of "school and bread", I'd say "a school and bread", and it accepts it.
I am confused about the part that here we werent supposed to put A before school but in the previous one we needed to put an A
The later lessons will give more complicated sentences, but also it's a good idea to supplement DuoLingo with other sources of language learning, for example consuming Korean media (I prefer TV dramas and music, but there's lots out there), other language courses, practising with native speakers, basically anything you can get your hands on.
DuoLingo is a great springboard for learning a new language but it won't teach you everything you need/want to learn.
En Inglés, "bread" no es sustantivo contable. No puede tomar el artículo indefinido. You can have "a loaf of bread", or "some bread", but "a bread" is grammatically incorrect.
This font is ridiculously small. I keep getting this wrong because I cannot see the characters.
I typed "school and bread" Why did it erase "and bread" and then call it wrong?