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

Martha

Kwiziq community member

23 August 2016

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

This question relates to:
French lesson "Aller + infinitive = to be going to (Le Futur Proche)"

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

23 August 2016

23/08/16

Bonjour Martha, Because pâtes is countable in French. Think of it as the equivalent of "noodles." :-)

Teresa

Kwiziq community member

25 January 2017

25/01/17

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.

Dzoan

Kwiziq community member

23 February 2017

23/02/17

Don't you say a bowl of noodleS? So why not a plate of pâteS in french?

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