"the cloves of garlic"
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the cloves of garlic = cățeii de usturoi
In general, the singular "usturoi" is used (ex.: Adaugă usturoiul la mâncare. = Add the garlic to the food.), no matter it's one clove (un cățel) or more cloves (mai mulți căței). A head of garlic is formed by more garlic cloves.
un cățel, doi căței (m.) = puppy (diminutive of dog)
o căpățână, două căpățâni (f.) = head (only pejoratively used for people)
the head of garlic = căpățâna de usturoi (instead of "capul de usturoi")
the head of cabbage = căpățâna de varză (instead of "capul de varză")
And - why was I marked wrong with "catei de usturoi"? And, I was told to simply use "usturoii"?