When hovering over "Kartoffel" is says : Potato, conk (!?), hooter (!???!?!)
I did a little research and it seems "conk" and "hooter" are slang terms for "nose", especially a big nose. So I guess "Kartoffel" is used that way in German.
German has grammatical gender for the most part, where the word determines the gender, not the meaning. All words ending in -chen are neutral, for example.
And in Austria they call potatoes Erdäpfel (from 'der Erdapfel' which translates literally as 'earth apple').
In some southern Austrian dialects it can be also Grundbirne 'ground pear'. It's important because it developed into "krompir", standard Slovene and Serbian/Croatian word for potato.
In French as well, it is called an "Earth Apple": "Pomme de Terre"
And in Chinese, a potato is an "Earth Bean": 土豆
As I said, if it is stressed that there is only one potato and not two or more, "one potato" is fine.
right .one potato is perfectly correct.there should only be a suggestion that it can mean also "a" potato and "one" potato
(Philip Sd) Yes, but, when in end of syllables, 'R' is pronounced as a short 'ah'