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