Bonjour! Why do we say manger des pâtes when pasta is not countable? Martha

Bonjour! Why do we say manger des pâtes when pasta is not countable? Martha

Asked 2 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Martha, Because pâtes is countable in French. Think of it as the equivalent of "noodles." :-)
Umm, then if I can say one noodle, two noodles, etc. it IS countable, like chocolates in my pocket. But if I say "do you want some chocolate" wouldn't it be "voulez-vous du chocolate"? But I don't see how a plate of spaghetti is countable in a practical sense.
Don't you say a bowl of noodleS? So why not a plate of pâteS in french?

Bonjour! Why do we say manger des pâtes when pasta is not countable? Martha

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