"Certi ragazzi non mangiano la verdura."

March 13, 2013


The vegetableS is plural. How is la verdura correct?

March 13, 2013

In English to refer to all vegetables you use plural, we use singular.

You probably say "I eat a lot of vegetables" We say "Mangio molta verdura."

Verdura (2nd definition, the one we need)

Nome collettivo di tutti gli erbaggi commestibili e ortaggi: negozio di frutta e verdura; minestra di verdura.

Whenever you see "nome collettivo" it means you tend to use the singular for many items. Like you do in English for furniture, information, hair.

I hope it helped.

March 13, 2013
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