https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nitigya_N.

Das Gemüse

Guten Tag Duolingers! I am again in another trouble. The thing is, according to Duolingo, die(the) is to be used with every plural in German. E.g : Die Männer (The men). If it is so, then what's the reason behind the exceptional 'Das' of 'Das Gemüse' (The Vegetables).

P.S : Thanks in advance for all the answers!

June 17, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gisberth

Obst und Gemüse are mass nouns in German like milk, news, information ....

June 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nitigya_N.

Do you know any link which can provide me with a list of all the German mass nouns?

June 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Altopiano0

Here is a link about "Stoffname" https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoffname

June 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VolgaLX

Very often, the prefix "ge-" can be seen in German nouns of the neuter gender.
In fact, it forms collective nouns that are almost always neuter:

das Gebirge - mountains
das Geschirr - crockery; dishes
das Gestirn - constellation
das Gefolge - entourage; followers

It also forms action nouns (they are neuter and have no plural form):
das Gebell - barking (of dogs)
das Gerede - talk; gossip

June 17, 2018
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