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"The shrimp is cold."

Translation:La crevette est froide.

April 4, 2018



In English, "the shrimp" could mean a singular shrimp, or it could mean a whole pile of them. "Les crevettes sont froides," seems more likely.

April 4, 2018


You are correct, but then we would say "The shrimp are cold," whereas this says "The shrimp is cold."

August 21, 2018


Yes. And it is probably exactly the point of this exercise!

February 26, 2019


It's true, I would say either way should be correct translations

May 2, 2018


Totally agree. Much more likely to translate "shrimp" as a collective plural, meaning "les crevettes." You wouldn't talk about a single shrimp like that, not in English. Reported. I'm concerned it might affect their "back translations" but right is right.

October 7, 2018


unless you are seafood csi i dont think you would be talking about a singular shrimp.

May 17, 2018
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