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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



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


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

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