I'm confused about when verdura should be plural in a sentence like this or not. I guess it doesn't matter--or does it?
"Verdura" is used for singular and plural and talks about vegetables in general. Verdure, is basically just used for different types of vegetables. Hope I helped.
I recall someone mentioning in another post that "verdura" talks about an amount of a single type of vegetable.
I am doing all the old lessons again, and once again find I've forgotten lots of words, one being 'nonostante'! Hadn't a clue what it meant! Is there anywhere I can brush up on all the old words without going into each separate lesson please?? I'm going to be stuck where I am at this rate as keep having to go back! Must be an age thing, with the brain cells dying faster than when one is young!
You can hover over the words to find out what they mean if you forget. I remember a lot of Italian words by virtue of their similarity to English ones. Nonostante sounds a lot like "notwithstanding" which is an accepted translation.
Technically, "regardless"—without regard to—doesn't imply a poor taste, just a lack of consideration for the taste.
"Despite", however, does imply thatthe taste is poor.
Since la is a definite article, why isn't it: ''I eat THE vegetables" . . . instead of just "vegetables"?
This would be a nice thing to say when somebody else serves dinner and you're trying to make them feel good about themselves.
"Despite of" is not a phrase in English. It doesn't make sense to have the "of" there. Maybe you're thinking of "in spite of", which Duolingo does accept. http://www.elearnenglishlanguage.com/blog/english-mistakes/despite-vs-in-spite-of/
I always say "despite of" and never "despite" in English so entered this in DL and it was marked wrong.
I've read the other comments here and it seems to be common practice to use "verdura" for single and plural vegetable, but surely "la" in this instance makes it singular?
It is incorrect to say that " despite" is the same as "notwithstanding ". " Notwithstanding" has the connotation of "whether it is good or bad" but "despite" only suggests that it is bad.
I put "I eat the vegetables irrespective of the taste" - isn't that the same as regardless?
the answer should have 2x the's. it says la verdura so it should accept the vegetables.
Can't see anything wrong with your logic so I agree with you. If it doesn't get accepted report it saying your answer should be accepted.