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"Io non compro frutta nei supermercati."

Translation:I do not buy fruit in the supermarkets.

June 4, 2013



I don't know how it is in Italian, but in English and Dutch people rarely use the plural of supermarket even if they mean multiple supermarkets. Wouldn't it be also right to translate this with the singular form, since it's more common in English?

January 2, 2014


(American English speaker) In the US I'm not familiar with using "supermarket" to mean more than one.

March 4, 2014


(American English) Singular can be used, especially if the phrase can be thought of like "I never buy fruit in the supermarket, I only buy it at the weekend Farmer's market." Basically if "supermarket" is being treated as a classification then singular would be correct (all of this type is forbidden). If instead it is referring to certain stores, but not all stores, then plural would be correct. "I never buy fruit at supermarkets a, b, and c."

April 8, 2014


Does "compro" not mean "to purchase" like the hint suggests????

June 4, 2013


it does mean to buy, or purchase, i guess it is the same

September 18, 2013


I continue to have a problem with DL occasionally not accepting in the present conjugation the option "am/are …ing" e.g I am buying, they are buying.
Does anyone else have this problem?

February 21, 2014


(American English speaker) I don't think it would work in this sentence, because it would mean I am not buying fruit in the supermarkets right now, instead of I don't (ever) buy fruit in supermarkets

March 4, 2014


If you are speaking of a habitual action, you use the simple present in English. "I go to church on Sunday." "I brush my teeth at least twice a day." If I were to say, "I am going to church on Sunday," that would mean this coming Sunday, not every Sunday.

February 24, 2017


I agree with ogierrepier.

March 7, 2014


Why is fruit in singular form? It doesn't sound right

April 10, 2014


Fruit is very commonly used as a general term: I'm going to the store to buy some fruit.

April 13, 2014


So is supermarket always plural in Italian?

May 6, 2014


is: "Io non compro frutta dai supermercati' correct?

February 24, 2017


Curse that font! I cant tell I from l!

April 19, 2017


Why is the "the" necessary here? I wrote it correctly but left out "the" before "supermarkets" since the concept is general. ???

July 31, 2018


Off topic but... Anyone else having problems with Duolingo crashing 4/5 times per session? I've reported it every time. I don't want to lose my 357 day streak!

July 1, 2019
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