Is there anyone else who has difficulty hearing the difference between "de" and "vi" in speech?
It should not be wrong to write they eat cheese and fruit instead of they are eating cheese and fruit.
frugt + ost = frukost
Fruit and cheese makes a good lunch.
To those confused by the spelling in this nice wordplay: Lunch is "frokost"
What is wrong with "they are eating a cheese and a fruit"?
Nowhere in the sentence does it state there is only a single cheese and a single fruit
It doesn't specify. If it were "en ost og en frugt" then it would be "a cheese and a fruit." Had it said "osten og frugten" it would be "the cheese and the fruit." As it stands it is a general statement the the man eats cheese and fruit.
Even more general, it doesn't say that "the man" eats. It only says "they" eat. Plural, unknown age, unknown gender, even unkown species.
It's weird in English? Both cheese and fruit tend to be generally given as plurals in English except in very specific situations. More usually a piece of fruit or a piece of cheese if singular.
Why is “You eat cheese and fruit.” wrong?
De is not "you"