"The pasta is the food."
Translation:De pasta is het eten.
I cannot wrap my head around how verb and noun can be both expressed using the same word. Maybe its because in English, for example you have 'to run' and 'running' : the noun is changed comparing to verb.
It's very common for the same word to be a noun and verb in English too. Compare the following: I swim (v) every day. I go for a swim (n). I am running (v). Running (n) is fun. I need (v) sleep. I have a need (n) for speed. I speed (v) to work. His speed (n) was excessive.