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Is Yaourt singular or plural?

AndreaB2Kwiziq community member

Is Yaourt singular or plural?

What is the best translations for 'They love yoghurt' a)  'Ils adorent le yaourt' or  b)   'Ils adorent les yaourts'.  If yaourt is replaced with for example 'cereale' would the same principle/s apply?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Andrea, 

The best translation for 'They love yoghurt ' is -

Ils adorent les yaourts 

It's the same for cereals-

Ils adorent les céréales, le matin au petit déjeuner They love cereals for breakfast in the morning

With verbs like 'aimer' adorer' préférer' you will use the definite article-

Some singular use will be chocolate, honey which you cannot quantify -

Ils adorent le miel, le chocolat, le sucre vanillé, le riz They love honey, chocolate, vanilla sugar, rice

but interestingly you will say :

Les enfants adorent les pâtes = Children love pasta

Hope this helps! 

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Yaourt is singular form. Les/des yaourts plural. 

If you are referring to breakfast cereal, it is an anglicisme used in the plural form in French - les céréales. 

For grains, céréale for the singular, céréales for the plural. 

Is Yaourt singular or plural?

What is the best translations for 'They love yoghurt' a)  'Ils adorent le yaourt' or  b)   'Ils adorent les yaourts'.  If yaourt is replaced with for example 'cereale' would the same principle/s apply?

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